You've Got Mail (1998)
Front Cover Actor
Heather Burns Christina
Dave Chappelle Kevin Scanlon
David Chappelle Kevin Jackson (as Dave Chappelle)
Dabney Coleman Nelson Fox
Tom Hanks Joe Fox
Greg Kinnear Frank Navasky
Parker Posey Patricia Eden
John Randolph Schuyler Fox
Meg Ryan Kathleen Kelly
Jean Stapleton Birdie
Steve Zahn George Pappas
Movie Details
Genre Chick Flix; Comedy; Romance
Director Nora Ephron
Producer Nora Ephron; Lauren Shuler Donner
Writer Miklós László; Nora Ephron
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 120 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.2
Sleepless In Seattle director Nora Ephron originally made a name for herself as the writer of romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally and This is My Life. 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 and Kathleen Kelly 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 expand his "Foxbooks" bookstore into a superchain, Kathleen, with her "Shop Around the Corner," is doomed. Surely her boutique business will be lost to the conglomerate with a built-in newsstand and coffee bar. When Kathleen confides her work woes to her e-mail buddy, Joe puts two-and-two together. How can he reveal himself to her now, knowing that he is the cause of her misery? Hopefully, love will conquer all. — Chris Gore
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 165
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Atlantic DVD
Product Details
Format DVD
Region 4
Subtitles Arabic; Dutch; English; English for the hearing impaired; French; Italian; Italian for the hearing impaired; Portuguese; Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Surround 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
*Interactive Menus
*Theatrical Trailer
*Scene Access
*Audio Commentary with Director Nora Ephron and Producer Lauren Shuler-Donner
*HBO First Look Documentary: “A Conversation with Nora Ephron”
*Discover New York’s Upper West Side” (11 selectable clips 15:00)