A Movie For Book Lovers

Last weekend I was flipping channels and saw that You’ve Got Mail (1998) was about to come on. I didn’t have time to watch it so I recorded it for later. Last night I had a chance to sit down to watch it. I’ve seen it before. It’s a remake of The Shop Around The Corner and stars Meg Ryan (love her) and Tom Hanks (love him). Here’s a blurb from Netflix:

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. Soon, however, 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.

The independent bookstore that is run by the main character, Kathleen Kelly is my idea of the perfect children’s bookstore. The story is peppered with sweet memories of her childhood and the history behind the store. It’s just such a sweet romantic comedy. It also stars Greg Kinnear and Parker Posey. Roger Ebert gave it four stars.

If you have time this weekend rent it, make yourself a big bowl of popcorn and enjoy it!

4 thoughts on “A Movie For Book Lovers”

  1. Ti, what I remember about this movie is Meg Ryan’s character cleaning her computer keyboard with a Q-tip.Sounds like something I would do.Okay, have done 🙂

  2. Ti, this is one of my all time favorite movies! I think, after this, I may drag it out and re-watch it again this weekend. Thanks!

  3. I saw this in the theater with my mom and sister. I was the only one who wasn’t crazy about it. Mostly because her reaction at the end is a far cry from what my reaction would’ve been (I think). Nonetheless, it has become near and dear (probably because it was impossible to avoid on cable for so long) and my mom and I end up quoting this movie fairly often. (Espcially when we have colds. “I feel fuzzy.”) And I like the Hanks/Ryan movie way more than the original Jimmy Stewart movie (though I’m pained to admit it).

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