I recently watched The Shop Around The Corner for the first time and one thing I couldn't help feeling is that how well the story would work in the Internet age. You've Got Mail quite rightly doesn't dwell too much on the email side of things (which must have been quite a novelty for most in 1998) and manages to update the story in a largely successful way. The first hour or so doesn't work that well and the use of music is irritating throughout. However everything really picks up from the first date and the second half of the film is just wonderful.
January 19, 2014 at 06:55PM