Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) runs a children’s books bookstore, a legacy from her mother. She is happy with her job, likes her colleagues and has a somewhat tedious relationship with her writer boyfriend Frank (Greg Kinnear) .
Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) is a businessman who is about the open a gigantic discount bookstore. He is smart, well-off and also in a tedious relationship.
The highlight of these two New Yorkers’ lives is each other, although they have never met in person. They have met a while ago online and they have talked about a lot of things. They haven’t exchanged any personal or contact information. They haven’t seen each other’s photos. But somewhere in their minds and in their hearts, they know they are the one for each other.
But just like any romcom, there is a big complication. Kathleen and Joe are about to meet and become sworn enemies in real life, without knowing about their online presence. After all, how can a tiny bookstore compete against a corporation?
This movie is like the absolute course book on how to write and make a romantic comedy and I am saying this with utmost affection. It is very funny, entertaining and it is as romantic as any movie can get. It is definitely not recommended to cynics. But it is always fun to watch a Meg Ryan-Tom Hanks collaboration.
I first saw this movie when it first came out. I have to admit I had fallen in love with the concept of laptops. Flash forward, I just had the immense pleasure of watching this again, on my own laptop.
6.2 on imdb. 7 from me.