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You've Got Mail
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Starring: Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Jean Stapleton
MPAA Rated: PG
Released By: Warner Bros.
Kiddie Movie: It's cute, but a love story - maybe for the girls.
Date Movie: You'll make her happy by taking her.
Gratuitous Sex: Nope.
Gratuitous Violence: Nope.
Action: Nope.
Laughs: Cute laughter.
Memorable Scene: Joe Fox (Hanks) and his dad, exiled to their boats after breaking up with their significant others, and any time Meg Ryan was on screen.
Memorable Quote: Kathleen Kelly's (Ryan) significant other says to a movie-goer behind them, after being shushed, something like: "The hot dog is singing. Do you need quiet when the hot dog is singing?"
Directed By: Nora Ephron
Produced By: Lauren Shuler Donner, and Nora Ephron

You've Got Mail
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG

It's 1:49 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Meg Ryan
Now, it was a Saturday night, and Whammy wanted to see a movie. I told her there was a free showing of "You've Got Mail" with Tom "is there a role he can't play" Hanks, and Meg "such a cutey" Ryan, after a sneak preview of "Message in a Bottle." Somehow I got suckered into chick-flick night, but that's alright, because I enjoyed both movies. This review centers on "You've Got Mail."

Sometimes you go to see a movie knowing exactly what to expect. Take "You've Got Mail." Everyone knows the chemistry that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have on screen from "Sleepless in Seattle," so why the complaints when "You've Got Mail" is sort of similar. I couldn't figure it out as I read some of the reviews, but in any case, it's a cute movie with a happy ending - exactly what I wanted and expected.

Meg and Tom
The plot goes something like this: Meg Ryan runs a cute, little bookstore, while Tom Hanks works with his dad running a chain mega-bookstore putting all of the cute, little bookstores out of business. He's the Goliath, she's the David. But in their secret lives, behind the backs of their respective significant others, they've been exchanging e-mail and chatting with the security of anonymity on the internet. They find they have interests, they find they like each other's jokes, they find that they really like each other, but fear meeting.

They arrange to meet, but Hanks realizes who she is first, and is torn between running the mega-store and trying to make amends.

Tom Hanks
Well, she does go out of business, but as you would expect, in a cute series of scenes where Hanks plays his hand of trying to get her to like the mega-store man while still liking her anonymous e-mail friend, both one in the same, they end up together.

The movie is cute, Meg Ryan is adorable, Hanks does it again in his role, and yea, it's a chick flick, but there are some funny moments and jokes for the guys too. My only problem with the film was that, along with being a cute movie, it seemed at times like a two hour commercial for American Online, Starbucks, IBM, Apple, and assorted other companies. Just me I guess.

So, "You've Got Mail" gets 3 ½ stars out of 5 from me. I liked it, even saw it twice, and it was just as cute the second time around.

That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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