• You've Got Mail (1998)

You've Got Mail

Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 1999

PG |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Struggling boutique bookseller Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) hates Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that just moved in across the street. When they meet online, however, they begin an intense and anonymous Internet romance, oblivious of each other's true identity. Eventually Joe learns that the enchanting woman he's involved with is actually his business rival. He must now struggle to reconcile his real-life dislike for her with the cyber love he's come to feel.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Greg Kinnear, Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, Dave Chappelle, Dabney Coleman

Director: Nora Ephron

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: 1990s, Rivalry, Emotional, Love, Friend, Underdog, Heartwarming, Transformation, Amusing, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Ruthe SteinSan Francisco Chronicle

    Boasts a collection of oddball characters, some more sharply written than others. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The appeal of You've Got Mail is as old as love and as new as the Web. show more

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Warm, smart, and funny!

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy