Overall Rank: 5807
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 206
Theatrical Release Date: 12/18/1998
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Nora Ephron
Actors: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn
Plot: The owner of a large bookstore chain falls in love with a women online, not realizing she's the owner of a small bookstore he's trying to put out of business. -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 10/10/2015
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together. One of the great Hollywood pairings but naturally it's associated with another slice of 1990s romantic nonsense that's nevertheless a harmless and sometimes even humorous chick flick. Nicest thing about such films is that they're so breezy and lightweight that whatever conflict ensues is easily resolved and the happy ending is assured.
Alaine - wrote on 12/20/2011
Love and bookstores. We need more Tom & Meg movies. Cute enough to hold me for awhile.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/30/2011
Slightly better than most rom-com's. It's basically 'Sleepless in Seattle', but with e-mail.
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MovieAddict - wrote on 09/08/2012
Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) who owns a children's book shop is being put out of business by a big bookstore tycoon Joe Fox - and unknowingly developing a deep relationship with him by email under the aliases of 'Shopgirl' and 'NY152'.
Both are in unhappy relationships which are going nowhere but they unwittingly meet each other online and offer each other support, friendship and the possibility of something more. Yet when Joe and Kathleen meet in real life, they can't help but spit poison at each other.
Tom Hanks is the perfect mix of being a serious business man on one hand, and a caring, compassionate friend on the other. He's the "villain" in this movie, but a more likable villain I've never encountered, or cheered for! Joe learns the truth first and plays with Kathleen for awhile, …
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