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You've Got Mail: Deluxe Edition / Vous avez un message : Édition de luxe (Bilingual)

Meg Ryan , Tom Hanks , Nora Ephron    G (General Audience)   DVD
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By now, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have amassed such a fund of goodwill with moviegoers that any new onscreen pairing brings nearly reflexive smiles. In You've Got Mail, the quintessential boy and girl next door repeat the tentative romantic crescendo that made Sleepless in Seattle, writer-director Nora Ephron's previous excursion with the duo, a massive hit. The prospective couple do actually meet face to face early on, but Mail otherwise repeats the earlier feature's gentle, extended tease of saving its romantic resolution until the final, gauzy shot.

The underlying narrative is an even more old-fashioned romantic pas de deux that is casually hooked to a newfangled device. The script, cowritten by the director and her sister, Delia Ephron, updates and relocates the Ernst Lubitsch classic, The Shop Around the Corner, to contemporary Manhattan, where Joe Fox (Hanks) is a cheerfully rapacious merchant whose chain of book superstores is gobbling up smaller, more specialized shops such as the children's bookstore owned by Kathleen Kelly (Ryan). Their lives run in close parallel in the same idealized neighborhood, yet they first meet anonymously, online, where they gradually nurture a warm, even intimate correspondence. As they begin to wonder whether this e-mail flirtation might lead them to be soul mates, however, they meet and clash over their colliding business fortunes.

It's no small testament to the two stars that we wind up liking and caring about them despite the inevitable (and highly manipulative) arc of the plot. Although their chemistry transcended the consciously improbable romantic premise of Sleepless, enabling director Ephron to attain a kind of amorous soufflé, this time around there's a slow leak that considerably deflates the affair. Less credulous viewers will challenge Joe's logic in prolonging the concealment of his online identity from Kathleen, and may shake their heads at Ephron's reinvention of Manhattan as a spotless, sun-dappled wonderland where everybody lives in million-dollar apartments and color coordinates their wardrobes for cocktail parties. --Sam Sutherland

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Vous avez un message (You've Got Mail) est un film américain de Nora Ephron, sorti sur les écrans en 1998.Ils se « connaissent » uniquement par Internet, et ignorent leurs professions respectives. Pourtant tous deux sont libraires. Kathleen Kelly alias Shopgirl possède un petit magasin du nom de « The Shop Around the Corner », tandis que Joe Fox (NY152) est à une autre échelle, et possède une chaîne de librairies du nom de Fox Books à New York. Cette chaîne provoque la fermeture de nombreuses librairies, y compris celle de Kathleen Kelly. Et pourtant, il s'en suivra une belle histoire d'amour...

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bouquets of sharpened pencils, indeed July 19 2004
Format:DVD
Here's the main and completely irrelevant reason to love this movie: New York City in the fall. Honestly, it should have no bearing whatsoever on the plot, but it does -- and it's impossible not to fall in love with the bright, sunshiny, orange-leaved sheer beauty of the city encapsulated in this movie. Without even resorting to shots of Central Park in all its glory (and really, who can resist that?), "You've Got Mail" takes you on a lovely scenic tour of the Upper West Side, Starbucks and all. Who can resist the street fairs, the parks, the stores, the dock? It's picture-perfect, and if it's a bit surreal, I won't admit it: New York really is rather lovely in the fall.
Aside from making me want to run away to the Big Apple and work in the children's section at Fox Books, "You've Got Mail" also features Meg Ryan at her most adorable ("Aren't daisies just the friendliest flower?"), Tom Hanks at his most charming, and a terrific supporting cast (Greg Kinnear and those typewriters!). The story, a modernized little "remake" of "The Shop Around The Corner", is more fairy tale than realism -- two people fall in love over email, in war in real life, and however can such a thing be solved -- but it's an enchanting story nonetheless. In a time when romance on the web seems all-too-seedy and in reality, sometimes frankly dangerous, this little tale of two people sharing their most intimate thoughts long before they share a single glance is like a breath of fresh air. Sure, the technology's a little faded, but the magic's still there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Not so much a remake (or update) of the remarkable "The Shop Around The Corner" starring James Stewart, as a film that holds well on its own. The Ryan/Hanks chemistry is not quite so magical as in "Sleepless in Seattle", but it's there. Score and location a big boost, as well as the wonderful Jean Stapleton and the stand-out Greg Kinnear. It'll be ths sort of movie you'd fall in love in if you have seen "As Good As It Gets" or the James Stewart original. Except this time the big bad wolf wins (in spite of The Wicard Of Oz hints). 3.5 stars on my book, an extra half-star for Meg Ryan and the sheer fluffiness of it all...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Cute, Feel Good Movie... July 3 1999
Format:DVD
I just finsihed watching this movie and it *greatly* exceeded my expectations. I really didn't know what to expect, but since I am a Tom Hanks fan, I figured it couldn't be THAT bad. And to be honest I was pleasantly surprised! The reason I gave it four stars as opposed to five is because I felt the ending was rushed just a little bit too much compared to the rest of the movie and because of the few too many "product placements". Other than that I really enjoyed this movie. I would reccommend this movie to anybody who likes Meg Ryan or Tom Hanks or any body who wants to watch a 'cute' movie with a significant other on a rainy day!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Romantic Comedy Dec 1 1999
Format:VHS Tape
I really enjoyed You've Got Mail because it was good story combined with two great actors(Hanks and Ryan). I have now seen the movie many times, and I am still yet to tire of the film. This movie has a heartwarming plot with characters that you can really come to like. It is nice to see a film once in while that doesn't focus on extreme violence and other disheartening aspects. I recommend it highly for anyone interested in seeing a movie that makes you feel better and witness a good plot.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I know, I know... July 15 2004
Format:DVD
I know what you're thinking. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear. You think you're too good for this movie, don't you? It's the sappiest, dumpiest little half-a-flick ever reared by Nora Ephron. Romantic comedies suck. Do I paint a correct picture, or do I exagerate? Well I think you're just cinematically jaded.
Yeah, that's right! I said it!
A lifetime of Vietnam movies and tragic love stories has left you too cynical to enjoy a simple romance between two adults. Teenagers getting into car crashes, mothers being diagnosed with breast cancer, murderers who you like despite the fact that they're pure evil. These are the cinematic icons that appeal to you, yes? Well what about hard-edged bookstore manager and idealistic bookshop owner? What about oddly-principled boyfriend who owns two identical typewriters? What about...uh...Jean Stapleton? She was funny, right?
Look, the point is it doesn't suck and don't judge it just because it's a Hanks/Ryan romantic comedy on par with "Sleepless In Seattle" (Which was a good one too, by the way).
Although, I still prefer the original "Shop Around the Corner" with Jimmy "Not Bow-Legged" Stewart.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A sweet romantic comedy April 10 2004
Format:DVD
Since Meg Ryan usually irritates the hell out of me, I didn't think I'd care for this movie. I finally sat down and watched it, though, and I'm glad I did! It's a very cute love story that I enjoy watching over and over again.
The reason I dislike Ryan so much is because she seems to always play the same type of character in every movie, but in this case it works really well. Ryan plays Kathleen Kelly, an independent bookstore owner who is being forced out of business by Fox Books, a large chain of stores (similar to Borders) owned by Joe Fox (Tom Hanks). Kathleen and Joe run into each other several times, and even though they are attracted to each other at first, those feeling turn to mutual disgust as they engage in the battle of the books. However, both Joe and Kathleen are in dead-end relationships, and they meet each other in a chat room and start communicating regularly via email, not knowing each other's true identity. Joe eventually figures out the truth, and he has to decide if he wants to pursue these feelings that he's developed for Kathleen online, even though they can't stand each other in real life.
At first it bugged me that Joe played around with Kathleen for the second half of the movie, witholding information from her about who he really was. However, there's really no other way he could have handled it: if he had told Kathleen the truth right away, she likely would have been disgusted by him and tossed him aside. Instead Joe decided to test the waters with her and see if they could spark any real chemisty in real life and not just over the Internet. The end result is pretty cliche, but the final scene will generate a lot of "Awwws!" from romantics in the audience.
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4.0 out of 5 stars J'adore
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Published 21 days ago by Guy Cyr
5.0 out of 5 stars a modern version of In the Good Old Summertime and The Shop Around the...
a modern version of In the Good Old Summertime and The Shop Around the Corner. Just a good story well told.
Published 29 days ago by dpollo
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Bought to replace an older copy of this well loved DVD. Excellent service and fast delivery - Many thanks :)
Published 1 month ago by michelle dempsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this film
Tom Hanks. Schmaltzy but what the heck. Love this film.
Published 2 months ago by Alida Hume
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's an old favorite of mine
Published 2 months ago by Marie-Claude Cousineau
4.0 out of 5 stars I'VE GOT MAIL !!!
Cute,talented actors and great story line. I really enjoy this movie and was pleasantly entertained the first time I saw it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Brenda Bartkiewicz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, magic!!!! Oh that was "Sleepless in Seattle", but you put these 2 people together and you have Magic. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Audrey H. Humphrey
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent movie to put in your vault
The cover on this dvd has tom hanks and meg ryan..its an excellent film..a romance against the back drop of changing social times and big box stores. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Anthony Marinelli
5.0 out of 5 stars Small versus big
The age old question of the small independent little shop around the corner versus the big bad megastore that takes over the little guy and the age old question : Is this what we... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Clarence Huibers
4.0 out of 5 stars Confusing experience, but good, nonetheless.
The package arrived on time, and was in good condition. I have yet to watch the movie to make sure it doesn't skip and it is the right movie! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Arista
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