I’ll start off this review by saying I’m biased towards romcoms starring Meg Ryan because she is the ultimate romcom queen 👑
Sure, this movie is dated with its heavy emphasis on AOL and dial-up internet, but it’s so perfectly set in the late 90s/early 00s. I remember waiting and hoping for the “you’ve got mail” ding, to hear if that certain someone sent an email.
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks play wonderfully off one another and it’s great to actually see conflict between the two in their third cinema matchup. Parker Posey, Dave Chappelle, Steve Zahn, Greg Kinnear, Jean Stappleton, and Heather Burns are all fantastic as friends and loved ones who unknowingly propel the romance further.
As with many Nora Ephron vehicles, it is a love letter to NYC.