Sunday, January 17, 2016

You've Got Mail vs. Sleepless in Seattle





A few weeks ago we had a very rainy day here in Philly. Unable to concentrate on reading or writing, I switched on the television and was about 15 minutes into one of my favorite movies, You've Got Mail, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I sat back with my pumpkin spice coffee, eager to watch "Joe Fox" and "Kathleen Kelly" for the hundredth time.

When the movie was over, I clicked on the cable guide and saw that another channel was about to run Sleepless in Seattle with the same two stars, Hanks and Ryan.




There's no dispute that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are an awesome, dynamite pairing. But, watching both movies back-to-back, led me to solicit opinions.

Which movie do you, Readers, think was the better movie -- You've Got Mail or Sleepless in Seattle?

Have a great week, Everyone!





(photos c/o facebook.com/you'vegotmailmovie and facebook.com/pages/sleepless-in-seattle/41663130989)

18 comments:

  1. Hands down, Sleepless in Seattle. Wonderful, original plot. You've got Mail was a remake of a 1940's movie and a musical from 1949. All of them relied too heavily on coincidence and the characters' oblivious natures--much like all those people at the Daily Planet who never realized that Clark Kent was a dead ringer for Superman. ;-D

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    1. "You've Got Mail" is a remake of "Shop Around the Corner." That movie was on one of the cable channels just this week. Thanks for visiting, Lois!

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  2. I enjoyed both but You've Got Mail is my first pick!!

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    1. One of the aspects I enjoyed about "You've Got Mail" is watching the changing of the seasons. Thanks for stopping by, Joann!

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  3. I loved the conflict of You've Got Mail, but also love the child yearning for a parent in Sleepless in Seattle. I'm using that trope in my current WIP. But then I'm a sucker for kids.

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    1. Your comment doesn't surprise me, Vonnie. And, I still love that little toddler in "Tumbleweed Letters." Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I like You've Got Mail and I think it is because in Sleepless, I don't care for how she is dressed or her hair. I like her sassy looking. That said, watch Sleepless for Bill Pullman.

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    1. Sleepless is amazing because when you stop and think about it, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are only together a total of maybe ten minutes the entire movie. Thanks for visiting, Vicki.

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  5. Sleepless in Seattle despite how improbable it would be that a woman would think a letter from a child would be from an adult.

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    1. You're right...what did he write in the letter? "MFEO...Made For Each Other." Thanks for visiting, Morgan!

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  6. I loved both movies. I haven't watched them in forever. I'll have to search around for them. I still have them on VCR tapes. ;-)

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    1. Good movies for the next time there's a "snow day" in your neighborhood. Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer!

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  7. Of the two, I prefer You've Got Mail. However, I have other movies that are great as well. How about Leap Year with Amy Adams and Matthew Goode? So appropriate for 2016 which is a leap year.

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    1. I haven't heard of that movie, Marion. Gotta check it out. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  8. And don't forget Joe Versus the Volcano. I think that was the first time Hanks and Ryan were paired together. They are just so "on fire" when they star in a movie together. I love their chemistry and could never pick a favorite. :)

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    1. You're right, Red. That was the first time Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan appeared together. The movie, though, wasn't as successful, but obviously everyone agreed those two made a great pair. Thanks for visiting today.

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  9. I'm a serious Tom Hanks fan, and try to watch everything he is in, but I really enjoyed You've Got Mail a little more than Sleepless in Seattle because it just seems more fun. I've seen it about 3-4 times, in fact. Great post! Hugs...

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post, RO! Thanks so much for visiting!!

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