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the year: 1998

the genre: comedy

the cast: Tom Hanks (Joe Fox); Meg Ryan (Kathleen Kelly); Greg Kinnear (Frank Navasky); Steve Zahn (George Pappas); Jean Stapleton (Birdie Conrad); Dave Chappelle (Kevin Jackson); Parker Posey (Patricia Eden)

the plot: He's the owner of a bookstore chain; she's the woman he falls for online. Both are unaware that she runs the little shop his company is trying to shut down.

don't miss: how to spell "dog".

watch for: what size cup Kathleen *really* gets when she orders a Tall Caramel Macchiato.

listen for: "One hundred and fifty-two people who think he looks like a Clark *Bar*."

did you know: the scene where Joe accidentally closes the door of Kathleen's shop on the balloons was unscripted. When it happened, Tom Hanks ad libbed the line, "Good thing it wasn't the fish." The director thought it was so funny that she kept it in.

extra bonus points: if you know the importance of the movie theater where the NYC previews of this film occurred.

also listen for: "Why?" "Because we're going to sell them cheap books and legal addictive stimulants. In the meantime, we'll just put up a big sign: "Coming soon: a FoxBooks superstore and the end of civilization as you know it."


Erika said...

"You are so lucky...You could be dead."
Door opens.
"He was unavoidably detained."
"He stood you up?!?"

Scott said...

"Patricia...makes coffee nervous"

Millie Motts said...

Answer: The New York previews were shown in the exact same theater (same building, same "room") that Meg Ryan and Greg Kinnear go into to see their movie, the Sony Lincoln Square 13 and Imax Theater.

bporter said...

This is an old enough post now, that I can admit that its one of the few chick flicks I don't mind watching! ;)