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The film tells of Kathleen Kelly, who owns a children's bookstore in New York. It is a small but profitable labor of love -- until Foxbooks, a mega-chain of super-sized bookstores, begins building across the street. Joe Fox, an executive with the family-owned firm, is directly responsible for this particular branch. Kathleen despises Joe and everything he seems to stand for. The future of her very livelihood is in doubt. When Kathleen and Joe are not working, they are logged onto their respective computers, where they've each met a wonderful friend. No one else has shared-or is even… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The coincidences that make the destined lovers' paths cross aren't contrived with much finesse, but the characters get in some decidedly clever lines."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"A love story destined to be remembered as one of the best of the decade."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A great big hug of a film."
‑ David Cornelius, Popcornworld
"Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and America Online. Could you be anymore 1990s?"
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"There's no denying the on-screen chemistry between Hanks and Ryan, but still it never really seems to spark as much as it did in Sleepless in Seattle."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"The clumsily loaded characterisation not only treats almost every other figure as dispensable, but doesn't even bother to make Meg and Tom properly sympathetic."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Fully-stocked, well-oiled and soulless, You've Got Mail sure feels like a franchise operation -- all that's missing is a greeter and a discount card."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"The well-honed dramedic performances by endearingly mock-cranky Hanks and quirky, cryin' Ryan add just enough weight to what might otherwise float away...[Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"'ve got a lot of saccharine sweetness in the film, but it's a good kind of sweetness, a gentle, loveable, delightful sweetness."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"There is something marvelously contrived about this classic situation: two attractive and incongruous characters who don't know what we know:They belong with each, and when the heck will they get together?"
‑ Jim Shelby, Palo Alto Weekly
"Mail may not be as romantic as Sleepless, but it's wittier."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"Every time You've Got Mail is about to choke on its own cleverness, it's resuscitated by its extremely likable -- oh heck, let's just call them lovable -- stars."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Predictable-but-sweet romantic comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"You've Got Mail is not as saccharine as I expected, but the sugar-coated love story offers us nothing new or original."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"You've Got Mail is probably not as engaging as Sleepless, with which it will inevitably be compared, but it has its moments."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
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