You've Got Mail

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Overview

Sleepless in Seattle director Nora Ephron originally made a name for herself as the writer of romantic comedies such as Heartburn and When Harry Met Sally. She continues the genre with You've Got Mail, marking her second collaboration with actors Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The story brings romance and courtship into the electronic age of the World Wide Web via e-mail and chat rooms. Joe Fox Hanks and Kathleen Kelly Ryan live and work blocks from each other on New York City's Upper West Side. Their lives are ...
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Overview

Sleepless in Seattle director Nora Ephron originally made a name for herself as the writer of romantic comedies such as Heartburn and When Harry Met Sally. She continues the genre with You've Got Mail, marking her second collaboration with actors Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The story brings romance and courtship into the electronic age of the World Wide Web via e-mail and chat rooms. Joe Fox Hanks and Kathleen Kelly Ryan live and work blocks from each other on New York City's Upper West Side. Their lives are practically intertwined. They both shop at the same place, frequent the same coffee shop, and even own competing bookstores on the same street. They also both have significant others of their own. Joe has the overly hyper book editor Patricia Eden Parker Posey, while Kathleen lives with the scholarly newspaper columnist Frank Navasky Greg Kinnear. Then they meet in a chat room. Though they keep their identities secret they're known only by screen names "NY152" and "Shopgirl", they tell each other everything about their lives, including their private feelings, which slowly turn into affection for each other. When Joe decides to open a new branch of his "Foxbooks" chain that risks putting Kathleen's "Shop Around the Corner" out of business, the tension between them escalates. Surely her boutique business will be lost to the conglomerate with a built-in newsstand and coffee bar. When Joe sees Kathleen waiting for him in the restaurant where they agreed to meet up, he puts two and two together, but cannot face her, given their agreement not to reveal each others' names and professions. How can he reveal himself to her now, knowing that he is the cause of her misery? Hopefully, love will conquer all.
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Special Features

2 delightful new featurettes:; Delivering You've Got Mail; You've Got Chemistry; Commentary by director/co-writer Nora Ephron and producer Lauren Shuler Donner; HBO First Look: A conversation with Nora Ephron; Interactive discover New York's upper west side map tour; Carole King Anyone At All music video; Music-only audio track
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Back in the genre that served her so well with When Harry Met Sally 1989 and Sleepless in Seattle 1993, New York-based writer/director Nora Ephron reunited Sleepless stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for the romantic comedy You've Got Mail 1998. Updating Ernst Lubitsch's charming The Shop Around the Corner 1940 -- and, in turn, its remake, Robert Z. Leonard's In the Good Old Summertime 1949 -- for the email and super-store 1990s, Ephron created a glossy valentine to Manhattan's Upper West Side, with its neighborhood shops, cafes, and resident literati. Unfortunately, as critics noted, Lubitsch's incomparable wit and light touch mostly got lost in the translation as cute-as-a-button Ryan and laid-back Hanks spar over bookstores in public while they anonymously fall in love via America Online in private. Still, audiences were happy to watch Hanks and Ryan interact onscreen unlike in most of Sleepless amid a romantically idealized New York; Greg Kinnear and Parker Posey provided a dash of comic relief as Ryan's and Hanks' spurned mates. You've Got Mail became a Christmas-season hit, proving that Ephron's brand of old-fashioned romantic comedy could make box-office lightning strike twice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2008
  • UPC: 085391164197
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,630

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Joe Fox
Meg Ryan Kathleen Kelly
Parker Posey Patricia Eden
Greg Kinnear Frank Navasky
Jean Stapleton Birdie
Hallee Hirsh
Michael Palin
Steve Zahn George Pappas
Dave Chappelle Kevin Scanlon
Dabney Coleman Nelson Fox
John Randolph Schuyler Fox
Heather Burns Christina
Reiko Aylesworth
Chris Messina
Technical Credits
Nora Ephron Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Ron Bochar Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Bode-Tyson Set Decoration/Design
G. Mac Brown Executive Producer
Ellen Christiansen Set Decoration/Design
Dan Davis Production Designer
Dianne Dreyer Associate Producer
Julie Durk Executive Producer
Delia Ephron Executive Producer, Screenwriter
George Fenton Score Composer
Raymond Kluga Art Director
Beth Kuhn Art Director
Donald J. Lee Jr. Co-producer
John Lindley Cinematographer
Francine Maisler Casting
Richard Marks Editor
Nick Meyers Musical Direction/Supervision
David Sardi Asst. Director
Lauren Shuler-Donner Producer
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- You've Got Mail
1. Click-On Credits [3:01]
2. Morning Log-Ons [4:04]
3. Passersby [1:25]
4. Cyberromantics [5:04]
5. Sizing Competition [2:24]
6. Life Observed [1:57]
7. A Lone Reed [3:06]
8. Foxes Day Out [2:44]
9. Just Call Me Joe [5:34]
10. Who's Worried? [4:04]
11. Party Patter [4:57]
12. Low Opinions [2:54]
13. To Her Rescue [2:45]
14. Holiday Songs [2:21]
15. "Godfather Advice" [4:40]
16. Eloquence [3:20]
17. Something There [3:11]
18. Let's Meet [3:59]
19. He's Not Here [5:50]
20. Stood Up [4:07]
21. Still Here [5:22]
22. Birdie's Amour [1:24]
23. So Right [4:02]
24. Customer Service [4:13]
25. Getting Out [2:55]
26. One Final Twirl [2:34]
27. Dad's Company [2:44]
28. Getting Personal [5:50]
29. Should Meet Him [2:40]
30. A Little Tweaking [4:21]
31. This Tiny Thing [4:19]
32. Wanted/Be You [3:21]
33. End Credits [3:45]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- You've Got Mail
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary With Nora Ephron and Lauren Shuler Donner
      Delivering You've Got Mail
      You've Got Chemistry
      HBO First-Look Special: A Coversation With Nora Ephron
      Discovering New York's Upper West Side
         Gray's Papaya
         Verdi Square
         79th Boat Street Basin
         H&H Bagels
         Zabar's
         Starbucks
         Cafe Lalo
         The 91st Street Garden
         Fox Books
         The Shop Around the Corner
         Various Locations
      Music Video: "Anyone At All" by Carole King
      Music-Only Track
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Unforgettable

    Once again Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan perform amazingly together and the chemistry is there. You've Got Mail, a twist off of the book Pride and Prejudice is truly what true love is :) I watch it over and over and over again and still fall in love with it every time! The soundtrack is a perfect fit for the movie! Old songs such by Stevie Wonder and Lois Armstrong and Bobby Day make the movie even better! A perfect blend of humor, romance, drama and music.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Good Remake of a Great Classic

    This movie is a wonderful remake of the classic film "A Shop around the Corner." Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have wonderful chemistry together. This movie shows how you can fall in love with the people that you hate the most. This is a light hearted romantic comedy with a great supporting cast. Watch out for Jean Stapleton, she is a riot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Superb!

    You've Got Mail is a wonderful movie, it is a modern remake of the old classic Jimmy Stewart movie, The Shop Around the Corner and is actually the second remake. The first remake was a Judy Garland musical called In The Good Old Summertime and personally I like all three versions and You've Got Mail is a sweet, charming witty movie and I'm glad I purchased the DVD!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great movie

    This was a terrific movie although I'm a tough critic when it comes to movies. I love good movies and this DEFINITLY one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A fun two hours

    A good movie, as Hanks' & Ryan's characters learn about themselves as well as each other. By-the-way, the book the "Story Lady" reads is Roald Dahl's "Boy."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Romance in New York

    You can't go wrong with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and this movie just tops the list. I loved this movie and I watch it anytime I get that 'I want to fall in Love feeling'. This movie just makes you feel all fuzzy and warm inside. Every time I log onto my computer and hear 'You've got mail', I think maybe, just maybe this will be the time. It's not just the romance in the movie, but the fall scenery and the music is so great. I've always been a fan of 'Somewhere over the rainbow' from another favorite movie of mine 'The Wizard of OZ', so when Harry Nilsson sings it at the end of the movie it just brings tears to my eyes. Thanks to all who made this movie possible and please keep them coming.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great mom & daughter movie!

    I'm 13 and yet I love this movie! It's really a feel good movie so if your in the mood to watch a good romantic comedy this is it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best romantic comedies ever made.

    This is one of the great romantic comedies of all time. Meg Ryan is a darling. I can't say enough about her. Her peformance is something special. You've got to see it...she's a genius. Tom Hanks is simply perfect. And the music in this movie is wonderful, too. Especially when Harry Nilsson sings ''Somewhere Over the Rainbow'' at the end. If that ending doesn't tug at your heart strings and bring a tear to your eye, well ... whatsamatta you! This, of course, is a remake of the 1940's classic ''The Shop Around the Corner'' with James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan which is a wonderful movie in its own right. But this movie with Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks and the terrific musical score is something special. Believe me, it's one of the great ones. A must see!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Romantic Movie I've Seen

    I'm only 16, but I love this movie! Over spring break last year, I watched it so much I said the lines before the actors did. It's such a lovely and heart-warming story. It would be really hard to not like this movie. Plus the music is just GREAT! And each actor is perfectly suited to his/her character! All in all a GREAT movie!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2002

    The Reel Stuff

    This movie is and will always be a great hit. I have seen this movie most likely 20 times. I own it on DVD- which I recommend and loved it the first time I saw it.The connection between Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan is awesome. The chemistry is so cute and funny. The great part is that she does not know it is him- JOE- until the end. Very romantic and funny. I highly suggest anyone and everyone seeing this film.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Humerous, and Heart Warming

    This is such an innocent movie, that one cannot come away from it without a smile. The Actors and the City light up the screen. A joy from the start.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's really amazing movie

    I like this movie very much. Cuz Tom and Meg are my favourite stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ryan And Hanks Deliver The ''Mail''

    To those who are wont to put forth the proposition that ¿They don¿t make `em like they used to,¿ I have a rejoinder: The two best romantic comedies ever made, EVER, have come our way since 1998; one of them is ¿You¿ve Got Mail,¿ an absolute delight of a movie directed with heart-felt care and finesse by Nora Ephron. It¿s the story of two people who meet in a chat room on the Internet; Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) is the owner of a chain of bookstores, and Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) is the owner of a small, independent children¿s book store called ¿The Shop Around The Corner,¿ whose continued existence is threatened by the Fox superstore which offers discounts and cappuccino. Harsh competitors in the real world, they are able to connect with one another via the net only because of the anonymity provided by cyberspace, where neither has a clue as to whom the other really is. The charismatic Hanks delves beneath the businessman veneer of Fox to give him some real humanity; he¿s tough in the trenches of commerce, but he makes it clear that this is a guy whose interests range beyond the bottom line. Hanks lends a natural, self-assurance and charm that makes Fox a complete character, and one you can¿t help but like. And Meg Ryan has never been better than she is here as Kathleen Kelly, a role she was born to play. As soon as you meet her, you feel as though you¿ve known her a long time; she is so open, wears her heart on her sleeve and has a vulnerability and benevolence to her nature that make her totally endearing. Ryan imbues her with a joy and warmth that is almost tangible, and she plays her with nuance that is distinctly drawn and which makes her unique from any character she¿s ever done before. There¿s a real chemistry between her and Hanks, and Ryan utterly lights up the screen with her winsomeness. There¿s a terrific supporting cast on hand here as well, which includes Greg Kinnear (Frank), Parker Posey (Patricia), Heather Burns (Christina), Steve Zahn (George) , Jean Stapleton (Birdie), David Chappelle (Kevin), Dabney Coleman (Nelson Fox) and John Randolph (Schuyler Fox). This is a great story, with outstanding performances by all, the dialogue is crisp and witty, and it¿s all put together and delivered so well, and with such style and class by Ephron that it makes ¿Sleepless In Seattle,¿ (an excellent movie in it¿s own right) seem like a mere warm-up for this team. The music, with the choice of songs and the specific scenes into which they are inserted, is just another reason this film works so well. The musical interludes, which set Hanks and Ryan at different stages of their relationship against the backdrop of New York City, are entirely effective; the city comes alive during these scenes and adds further character to the overall ambience of the movie. ¿You¿ve Got Mail¿ is quite simply the second best romantic comedy ever made, and it should have walked away with a basketful of Oscars, especially for Meg Ryan¿s performance. And anyone who comes away from this one thinking differently is jaded and needs some serious help (and I say that with a smile, folks), because this is one terrific movie that must not be missed. If there¿s any romance in your soul at all, you¿re going to love this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Meg and Tom are great in this movie!

    The added features on the You've Got Mail DVD make it a really worthy purchase. It is fascinating to see how much effort and creativity goes into making a movie like this one. This film is a must for all Tom Hanks/ Meg Ryan fans.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2013

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    the best movie ever made to my opionion with Meg Ryan and Tom Ha

    the best movie ever made to my opionion with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks and I am a Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fan but I did not like like sleepless in Seatlle as much as You've Got Mail or Joe Versus the Volcanoe You've Got Mail is the best movie I have ever seen and I love you've got mail a whole lot and way more and the movie is child appropriate and family appropriate movie for all ages and one of the best movies ever made and they should make more movies like You've Got Mail and In the Good Old Summertime and The Shop around the corner the best movie of the year 

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Just as Nice as Sleepless In Seattle!

    the director that brought you the romantic comedy Sleepless In Seattle from 1993 brings you You Got Mail another romantic classic comedy from 2001 wow its amazing how Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks reunited in this movie there such a great couple and 2 actors i truly love and this movie is a sweet romantic comedy to enjoy it really is !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Disappointing

    I gave it two stars--one for Hanks and one for Ryan. I liked the cinematography also. The script just wasn't there. The premise is a difficult one to pull off and I'm afraid this movie wasn't capable of doing it. The script prevented any real chemistry.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of My Favorite Movies

    You've Got Mail is one of my favorite movies, because mainly of the reasons in the other reviews. I've watched it at least 25 times. It gets you in a good mood and helps you forget your troubles. Being a guy, I think most romances are lame, but this is a wonderful movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVE THOSE REMAKES; AT LEAST THIS ONE!!

    The best thing about this movie being a remake from an Old Classic, is that it was not a disappointment. Very often, remakes are terrible, and should have been left alone. You've got mail was not one of these. I love Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together. Hope to see more of them together.

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    Posted November 18, 2009

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