Nov 25, 2007

Youve Got Mail

I finally saw You’ve Got Mail. It was okay, but it would have been better with some changes:

The logical place to end it would have been when Hanks calls on Ryan after the shop has closed, and she is sick. That would have been affecting, and more closely paralleled the original’s ending. Instead it was pointlessly dragged out, and instead of the recognition being based on quoting from her e-mails, which would have paralleled the original, and been more psychologically relevant, the recognition was based on Hanks calling the dog. Not very convincing to my mind.