Kelly (Meg Ryan) owns a small book shop come-whimsy-soft-characters
type shop started by her mother ("Shop around the corner")
which is faced with competition from a large discount chain (Fox
Books). Meanwhile she is having a chat room/e-mail correspondence
with a guy (Joe Fox - played by Tom Hanks) who just happens to be
part of the Fox family, owners of Fox Books. She does not know this.
He is also unaware of this at the start.
arrange to meet. He gets his friend to check who is sitting in the
cafe where they are to meet and so goes in. She tells him off for
ruining her business. She feels bad about it and tells her friend
(ie him) in the chat room.
is bad so she closes the store. Joe gets stuck in a lift. He leaves
our panel of critics thought
a piece of internet advice: swap pictures before you meet, and always
talk to them on the phone before, it saves so much time and injury."
have met many successful businessmen and many exhibit the characteristics
of Joe Fox in this movie. I sincerely hope that one day I will find
out what it feels like to be that rich. Until then I have this movie.
It fills my void."
a piece of internet typing advice: Use paragraphs, my dear, your
emails are much easier to read afterwards."
some more internet advice: highlight the text with your mouse and
then hit delete, there's no need to backspace like that! You'll
give yourself white knuckle!
Fox, you are such a tease."
a triumph of Dickensian name nameage. That veritable Fox, the sneeky
vixen who grabs a mouthful where er he can, gobbling up victims,
like small book shops, in his wake. If truth be told I have always
hated those small whimsical book shops in any case, experience shows
that I always end up buying up to 17 cuddly animals when I only
went in for a look around.
A plot point: Couldn't she have become a card shop?"
tell me the ending.
Fox befriends her but still has not told her he is her chat room
fall in love. Now the shop has closed she has become a writer. They
arrange to meet one last time in a park. She realizes it is him,
they kiss... cut to blue sky...
Quotable quotes (real)
was a perfect combination of poetry and meanness."
of those feel good whimsical movies which makes no sense whatsoever
but you are along for the ride so you let the logic slide. A very
good romantic comedy. Tom Hanks is in everyone's favorite uncle
mode. Meg Ryan everyone's favorite victim. A joy.
this movie does not make you cry (even a little) see a doctor urgently,
you may have trapped water.
31 , 2002.