"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address" - Joe Fox
You may not live in New York City (we sadly don't), and many things have changed due to the global pandemic, but something about autumn in New York truly captures the crisp magic of the changing seasons. What better way to celebrate this amazing time of year than by watching You've Got Mail?
I won't give away too much of the plot (everyone needs to watch it), but the story centers around 2 competing book store owners who seem to hate each other's guts... all while unknowingly writing romantic anonymous emails to each other through AOL. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks star, and play their role of star-crossed lovers absolutely perfectly. If you have not seen this film, stop reading this post and go turn it on now (then come back!). If you have, then feel free to continue reading about one of the most amazing movies ever, and Coco & Main's mood board interpretation of it.
1. This particular movie is just one of several adaptations of the play Parfumerie. One includes The Shop Around the Corner (made in 1940) with Jimmy Stewart as the lead.
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2. There are a few The Wizard of Oz references sprinkled through out the film. Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan), has the Scarecrow of Oz next to her bed and hangs a ruby slippers ornament on her Christmas tree. Judy Garland (who played Dorothy in the film) also played a similar character in a similar adaptation called In the Good Old Summertime.
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3. Fox Books (the fictional superstore owned by Joe Fox) used the space of a recently closed Barneys in Chelsea. Many people believed that it was an actual book store!
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4. Before filming this movie, Meg Ryan didn't even have a computer. Strange to know that back then it was a possibility, right?
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5. Kathleen's employees were encouraged to hang out together off set every day, so that a close relationship would feel more realistic. They also weren't allowed to spend time with any actors who played Fox Books employees.
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6. The location that The Shop Around the Corner was set in was an antique and cheese shop. It is now apparently an organic dry cleaners.
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7. Heather Burns, who played Kathleen's employee Christina, said she was originally angry that Joe and Kathleen ended up together (due to the fact that Joe puts Kathleen out of business). She has since realized that the ending was the right way to go.
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8. Both Joe Fox and Tom Hanks are obsessed with The Godfather.
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9. Tom Hanks adlibbed the line "good thing it wasn't the fish" (this happens when he accidentally catches the balloons between the door and the door jam.
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10. There a ton of famous people in this film (some before they hit stardom), including Chris Messina, Sara Ramirez, Dave Chappelle, Dabney Coleman, Parker Posey, and Steve Zahn.
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Ahh what a wonderful walk down memory lane! Next, we have a mood board with what we feel like gives the perfect sense of what You've Got Mail offers at the beginning of fall.
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