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“You’ve got mail” is a romantic comedy movie starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The movie was produced in 1998, and was a great success at the time. It was nominated for a “Golden Globe” award, and the profits exceeded $250 million, while the production cost was $65 million. The movie is inspired by a Hungarian play titled “The shop around the corner”, it has been rated as one of the best international romance movies. The movie is considered a masterpiece of the nineties cinema. It tells the story of an online love story between two New York City booksellers: Kathleen and Joe.
The heroine (Kathleen) is a middle-class American intellectual, who owns a simple bookstore on a New York street where she lives and works as a bookseller. All her customers are attached to her with special loyalty, as she is the founder of the idea of free children’s readings every weekend, she also gives out presents for loyal customers and their children. The hero (Joe) is a big merchant who lives in the same state as Kathleen, and owns a huge bookstore chain. He opens a giant library that topples the small Kathleen Library. Joe and Kathleen actually know each other but they don’t realize that they’re texting on a digital chat program without both knowing each other’s true identity. They fall in love with each other. In fact, a fierce war of hostility is raging between them because of Joe’s library, which closed Kathleen’s library, and when Kathleen knows that Joe is the one who emails her, she expresses her love for him, and tells him that she wished he was the same person.
The movie carries several beautiful meanings that we read between the lines of the messages exchanged, these messages are always accompanied by the phrase (You’ve got mail) from which the movie’s name was inspired, with the light ticking sound that only the heroes heard despite the noise and clamor of the streets of the city that never sleeps. The movie has a lot of spirit in its events, as we will see books, cozy stores, autumnal vibes and simple ’90s fashion, not to mention the electronic dialogues in which both Joe and Kathleen express what is going on inside them in terms that mix wisdom and a lot of kindness and fun.
“I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: ‘You’ve got mail’. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beat of my own heart. I have mail. From you.” (Kathleen)
“The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing, or who on earth they are can – for only $2.95 – get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.” (Joe)