You've Got Mail
In this valentine to modern romance, book superstore magnate Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and independent book shop owner Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet -- both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business. Director Nora Ephron's Golden Globe-nominated romantic comedy puts romance on the ropes -- and forces two people to make tough decisions about life, love and livelihood.
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- Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Dave Chappelle, Jane Adams, Dabney Coleman, Steve Zahn, Reiko Aylesworth, Michael Badalucco, Jean Stapleton, Heather Burns, Elwood Edwards, Kate Finneran, Hallie Hirsh, John Randolph, Katie Sogona, Howard Spiegel, Hallee Hirsh, Jeffrey Scaperrotta, Cara Seymour, Katie Finneran
- Nora Ephron
- 1999 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
French, EnglishClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Film score audio track, audio commentary, production notes, DVD ROM features , cast and crew information , cast and crew interview , making-of featurette , trailer(s), enhanced for 16x9 TVs
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this 1998 romantic comedy may seem old-fashioned to teen viewers, especially given the technology -- dial-up Internet access and AOL chat rooms -- at the heart of its plot. But they'll likely find it entertaining, too, and still relatable. There's a chain-stores-versus-independent-stores debate that may give young viewers pause (but would surely be informative). Plus, expect some discussions about infidelity and cybersex.
- Sexual Content
- Some references to a man dating women way younger than him; two characters email each other and chat online and acquainted without their respective partners knowing; and there's a passionate embrace and kiss in the end. Discussions of infidelity and cybersex.
- Not applicable
- Infrequent use of "ass" and "hell."
- Social Behavior
- Romantic but confusing: Woman falls in love with the very man who helped destroy her family bookstore -- so perhaps the message is, love conquers all? Messages about corporate power over mom-and-pop business.
- Prominent logos for Starbucks, Baby Gap, America Online (and the tell-tale sound of its dial-up service), Zabar's, VISA, etc.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Social drinking, primarily wine, at events and restaurants.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it