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First screened in December 1998 / Most recently screened in May 2014
Director: Nora Ephron. Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Jean Stapleton, Parker Posey, Dave Chappelle, Dabney Coleman, Steve Zahn, Heather Burns, Katie Finneran, Cara Seymour. Screenplay: Nora and Delia Ephron (based on the play Parfumerie by Miklós László and its previous film adaptation, The Shop Around the Corner).

Twitter Capsule: Reliably amiable stars sell it; some moments shine. Supporting cast pay iffy returns. Too easy on corporate titan?

VOR:   I like it; at times it's emotionally rich. But hardly expands its genre. Sort of Ryan and Hanks's Pat and Mike: a pleasure, but not an apex. Breaks zero sweat.

Photo © 1998 Warner Bros. Pictures, c/o Hooked on Houses

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

(in December 1998: B+)

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Meg Ryan

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