A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
The owner of a large bookstore chain starts putting the owner of a small local bookstore out of business. Meanwhile they have been corresponding over the internet without knowing who either of them are. They can't stand each other in person but over the internet they are very attracted. He finds out who she is but she doesn't know. He starts to like her more but she still hates him. He has to fix it.Written by
In the opening lines of the movie, Frank is describing how the state of Virginia had to have solitaire removed from their computers, because that hadn't gotten any work done in six weeks. This line is actually based on some fact. In December of 1994, Governor George Allen of Virginia, did in fact order that all video games (specifically minesweeper, hearts and solitaire), be removed from all state computers, because of a concern that state employees are playing the games during office hours, and wasting tax payer dollars. See more »
When Joe Fox is making martinis for himself and his father, he puts an olive in the second glass twice (but there are not two olives in the glass). See more »
[a clip on the news]
I sell cheap books, I do. So sue me.
[a clip on the news]
And that, in a nutshell, is the Fox Books philosophy.
That's what you said?
Well... yeah, that's not *all* I said. I said - aww, I can't believe those bastards! I said we were great. I said you could sit and read for hours and no one will bother you. I said we have a hundred and fifty thousand titles. I showed them the New York section. I said we were a goddamn piazza! A place in the city where people can mingle ...
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The opening credits are used with a computer mouse and computer animation. The very end of the film has a blue computer screen background with THE END typed in See more »
Several scenes were originally scripted and partly filmed but not included in the final cut:
A scene in which Kathleen gets involved with two garbagemen and first gets tongue-tied.
Extended scenes referring to the roof-top murderer including a love affair with George.
A scene with Kathleen and Christina talking about falling in love.
Extended scenes that characterize Patricia: a presentation of an author (the woman in the later elevator scene)
Extended scenes that characterize Frank: he meets an famous author whom he adores.
Scenes on Kathleen's and Joe's childhood.
A scene in which Joe explains Annabel why the Shop Around the Corner had to close.
I was pleasantly surprised to find "Mail" not to be a rehash of "Sleepless." Ryan and Hanks do work exceptionally well together! Three-quarters into the movie I was wondering how they would ever pull off a romantic and yet believable ending, but the scene at the garden was one of those perfect moments in filmmaking. It just rang true and consistent with the story.
I really enjoyed this one! (And hearing Harry Nilsson's music again, used so beautifully, was icing on the cake!)
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