You’ve Got Mail- Movie Review

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I know this movie has been there for a long time. But I did say somewhere that I’m a very late bloomer when it comes to movies, didn’t I?

Anyway, I’m so glad that I selected this movie. First of all, falling in love over letters is my most favorite trope, be it E-mail, messaging, or the good old letters. I love the stories which portray this. This movie not only gives me the story, but it also serves me the perfect chemistry and excellent acting. It helps that I didn’t have any preconceived notion about both Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks (late bloomer, remember?)

The story is about two business rivals falling in love over E-mails. Meg as Kathleen Kelley is the owner of a supercute children bookstore which is being usurped by new book mall owned by Joe Fox(Tom Hanks). They meet in a chatroom and fell for each other without revealing their identities.  Though it is predictable what’s going to happen next, the presentation of the movie made me smile and cry(that twirling scene!). I adored the mails they wrote and how they opened up to each other via words, but more than that, I enjoyed the part when Tom Hanks tried to win her heart was Joe Fox.

After watching the movie, I want to open my own little bookshop. No, no, nothing like giant Fox Books, but the little shop like “Around the Corner”. I know the ending is a bit unbelievable (okay completely unbelievable), but I was a romantic before donning this cynical hat. So while the cynic in me wanted to scoff at their meeting, my heart was cheering them on.

There were many captivating dialogues, but my favorite was the one which defines the dilemma of many readers.

Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life – well, valuable, but small – and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void.

All in all, a sweet love story!