Entertainment Weekly - 01/22/1999
"...[An] ultimately seductive romantic comedy..." -- Rating: B
USA Today - 12/24/1998
"...[The film] speaks volumes about the disturbing lack of intimacy in our megaeverything times..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 12/18/1998
"...An inviting love story....[Hanks] continues to amaze. Once again, he fully inhabits a new role without any obvious actorly behavior....[He] also makes fine use of the film's comic opportunities..."
Box Office - 02/01/1999
"...Hanks and Ryan certainly have chemistry....Warm and funny..."
Total Film - 10/01/1999
"...The New York locations are superbly used..."
Based on the classic film THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, this tale of pen-pal romance has been updated for the internet age. Tom Hanks plays a book mega-store owner who falls in love over e-mail with the owner of a struggling children's bookstore, played by Meg Ryan.