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You’ve Got Mail (1998)

You’ve Got Mail stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks as rivals – she owns a small bookshop, he runs a greedy chain – who fall in love on the Internet.

It’s pretty, predictable and was destined to be a hit though director and co-writer Nora Ephron and her star duo struck wittier, more resonant notes in Sleepless In Seattle (1993).

Hanks toughs it out nicely, but Ryan – smoothing the rough edges she showed to advantage in Addicted To Love – leans so heavily on her trademark moonbeam cuteness that you might think you’re drowning in gossamer.

Joe Fox
Tom Hanks
Kathleen Kelly
Meg Ryan
Frank Navasky
Greg Kinnear
Patricia Eden
Parker Posey
Birdie Conrad
Jean Stapleton
George Pappas
Steve Zahn
Christina Plutzker
Heather Burns
Kevin Jackson
Dave Chappelle
Nelson Fox
Dabney Coleman
Schuyler Fox
John Randolph
Annabelle Fox
Hallee Hirsh
Matt Fox
Jeffrey Scaperrotta
Gillian Quinn
Cara Seymour
Katie Finneran
Michael Badalucco