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You've Got Mail/The Shop Around the Corner [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

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Release Date:02/01/2011
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (136 out of 139)

    Special Features


    • Commentary with Nora Ephron and Lauren Shuler Donner
    • Delivering You've Got Mail and You've Got Chemistry
    • HBO First Look Special: A Conversation With Nora Ephron
    • Discover New York's Upper West Side movie tour
    • Carole King Anyone At All music video
    • Music-only track
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Bonus DVD - The Shop Around the Corner

    Synopsis


    You've Got Mail
    Sleepless In Seattle director Nora Ephron originally made a name for herself as the writer of romantic comedies such as Heartburn and When Harry Met Sally. She continues the genre with You've Got Mail, marking her second collaboration with actors Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The story brings romance and courtship into the electronic age of the World Wide Web via e-mail and chat rooms. Joe Fox (Hanks) and Kathleen Kelly (Ryan) live and work blocks from each other on New York City's Upper West Side. Their lives are practically intertwined. They both shop at the same place, frequent the same coffee shop, and even own competing bookstores on the same street. They also both have significant others of their own. Joe has the overly hyper book editor Patricia Eden (Parker Posey), while Kathleen lives with the scholarly newspaper columnist Frank Navasky (Greg Kinnear). Then they meet in a chat room. Though they keep their identities secret (they're known only by screen names "NY152" and "Shopgirl"), they tell each other everything about their lives, including their private feelings, which slowly turn into affection for each other. When Joe decides to open a new branch of his "Foxbooks" chain that risks putting Kathleen's "Shop Around the Corner" out of business, the tension between them escalates. Surely her boutique business will be lost to the conglomerate with a built-in newsstand and coffee bar. When Joe sees Kathleen waiting for him in the restaurant where they agreed to meet up, he puts two and two together, but cannot face her, given their agreement not to reveal each others' names and professions. How can he reveal himself to her now, knowing that he is the cause of her misery? Hopefully, love will conquer all. ~ Chris Gore, Rovi

    The Shop Around the Corner
    The Shop Around the Corner is adapted from the Hungarian play by Nikolaus (Miklos) Laszlo. Budapest gift-shop clerk Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and newly hired shopgirl Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) hate each other almost at first sight. Kralik would prefer the company of the woman with whom he is corresponding by mail but has never met. Novak likewise carries a torch for her male pen pal, whom she also has never laid eyes on. It doesn't take a PhD degree to figure out that Kralik and Novak have been writing letters to each other. The film's many subplots are carried by Frank Morgan as the kindhearted shopkeeper and by Joseph Schildkraut as a backstabbing employee whose comeuppance is sure to result in spontaneous applause from the audience. Directed with comic delicacy by Ernst Lubitsch, this was later remade in 1949 as In the Good Old Summertime, and in 1998 as You've Got Mail. It was also musicalized as the 1963 Broadway production She Loves Me. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Hanks
      Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
    • Meg Ryan
      Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly
    • Parker Posey
      Parker Posey - Patricia Eden
    • Greg Kinnear
      Greg Kinnear - Frank Navasky
    • Jean Stapleton
      Jean Stapleton - Birdie




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