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You've Got Mail (1998)

Director:
Nora Ephron
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy/Romance
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Du har m@il
RUNNING TIME
119 minutes
Producer:
Nora Ephron
Lauren Shuler Donner
Screenwriter:
Nora Ephron
Delia Ephron


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Joe "NY152" Fox Tom Hanks
Kathleen "Shopgirl" Kelly Meg Ryan
Patricia Eden Parker Posey
Birdie Conrad Jean Stapleton
Frank Navasky Greg Kinnear
George Pappas Steve Zahn
Christina Plutzker Heather Burns
Kevin Jackson Dave Chappelle
Nelson Fox Dabney Coleman
Schuyler Fox John Randolph

 

Review

Nora Ephron copied her winning formula of 1993 (Sleepless in Seattle) and reunited the two most bankable and likeable rom-com stars of the 1990s for another clever, warm and saccharine fable about average Joe meeting plain Jane. The film is an ingenious hybrid of old-fashioned rom-com fortuity, timeless (and refreshingly undersexualized) characters, and modern technology acting as Cupid. Ryan and Hanks were in many ways the perfect balance between ordinary and unattainable, and Ephron knew well how to play them and her script for the benefit of the audience. That ending, even though it's more advertised and anticipated than most classical Hollywood endings, has got just the right amount of payoff to fit the investment.

Copyright 12.11.2017 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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