There's no denying the chemistry between Hanks, whose comparisons to Jimmy Stewart are becoming annoyingly accurate, and Ryan, whose schoolgirl cuteness is finally taking on a layer of matured confidence.
Tom Hanks. Meg Ryan. A golden retriever. New York. Books. Bouquets of sharpened pencils. Joni Mitchell. Books. 90's music. The nostalgic sounds of dial-up. Books. And Tom Hanks. Meg Ryan. Books. BRINKLEY. Also, it's based off of a movie that starred JIMMY STEWART. And Margaret Sullivan. Within this movie, you will find laughter, tears, caviar garnish, references to Jane Austen, and 152 insights into your soul. And the lost art of Instant Messaging. (Seriously, why don't we do that anymore?) Could you be any more convinced to watch this piece of history? This cinematic brilliance? The masterpiece?! Now. Press play. Do it NOW. Go to the mattresses.
Simply a classic rom-com Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks and director writer hit it out of the park. It's a great remake of the classic and charming movie The Shop around the Corner starring Margaret Sullivan and Jimmy Stewart. But this was better. Great shots of the upper West Side of New York. And the supporting cast of Greg Kinnear, Jean Stapleton, Parker Posey, Steve Zahn and Dabney Coleman are phenomenal.