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Still shot from the movie: You’ve Got Mail.

You’ve Got Mail

Meg Ryan plays a bookstore owner who has a secret, internet pen pall. Little does she know that this perfect stranger (Tom Hanks) is actually the perfectly awful owner of a mega book store chain that is threatening to put her out of business. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 119
Theater Release: 18 Dec 1998
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How realistic is it to develop a romance when all the people know about each other is what they choose to write about themselves?

You’ve Got Mail makes the idea of an Internet romance appear exciting and attractive. What possible dangers or precautions might need to be considered with this type of dating?

Kathleen’s employee questions whether she has had “cyber-sex” with Joe yet, and Kathleen questions whether she has been unfaithful to her current live-in lover. Has she? At what point do you think an Internet romance would constitute being unfaithful?

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