YOU'VE GOT MAIL
1998, Warner Bros., 119 min, USA, Dir: Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron puts a modern-day spin on Ernst Lubitsch's THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER as Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan play rival bookstore owners who think they hate each other yet fall in love behind alternate identities online. Both a wonderfully intimate romantic comedy and a broad ensemble portrait of Ephron's beloved Upper West Side, YOU'VE GOT MAIL boasts a stellar cast that includes Dabney Coleman, Dave Chappelle, Greg Kinnear and Parker Posey.


SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
1993, Sony Repertory, 105 min, USA, Dir: Nora Ephron

Widower Sam (Tom Hanks) can't get over his late wife, but son Jonah wants him to find a new partner. Jonah gets his dad to call into a radio show, and Sam's voice gets the attention of engaged but restless reporter Annie (Meg Ryan). What follows, in Nora Ephron's breakthrough movie as a director, is a contemporary riff on AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER that's as funny as it is profoundly romantic.


WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
1989, Warner Bros., 96 min, USA, Dir: Rob Reiner

Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) meet in college and spend years debating whether it's possible for men and women to be friends - all the while falling in love without realizing it. Nora Ephron's landmark screenplay is filled with quotable lines and sharp insights, and costars Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher lend hilarious support. One of the definitive romantic comedies of the ’80s.


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