3.01.2012

YOU ARE A LONE REED


this fall marks the 13th anniversary of the release of you've got mail. i only know that because my friend isabelle texted me about it a few weeks ago. the housing works bookstore in soho was holding an anniversary screening of you've got mail to commemorate and obviously we had to be there. the housing works is a (completely overpriced) chain of thrift stores in manhattan, and in soho they have a store dedicated solely to used books, and it is everything good about this life in there. lots of smelly, musty old books. i love it in there. they also sell coffees in the back (you know, legal addictive stimulants).

so i met my dear friend isabelle there, and it was one of the most fun adventures i've had in a while. thanks for getting me there, isabelle!

p.s. this shot is my favorite scene in the movie (gets me every time!)

37 comments :

  1. NAT-A-LEE so I've only seen this glorious film like four times but it's seriously one of my favorites [besides Lord of the Rings & Devil Wears Prada...] Every time it's on TV I always watch it..and it always happens to be on that elevator scene..maybe that's a sign idk. Anyways! I have come to the conclusion that you are my soul sistah. That is all.

    p.s. I love your blog...obviously

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  2. Oh! I love that movie! It's my favorite 'late at night, husband and kids are asleep, but I'm still awake and knitting' movie.

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  3. You've got mail is my all time favorite movie! I can't believe its been 13 years already, I remember going to see it in the theatres! I watch it when I am in a bad happy holiday feeling or any kind of mood and it makes me smile! What a fun night that must have been to be surrounded by others enjoying such a timeless movie that takes place in the lovely NYC!

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  4. love you've got mail! every time my boyfriend and i have to do a bit of long distance, theres a lot of meg ryan and tom hanks pretending with the emails!
    -jes

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  5. Ahhh, my most favorite movie in the history of movies! Only YGM could make finding love in a chat room so adorable.

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  6. Oh, my gosh. So super jealous! I would have been there in a heartbeat!

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  7. This movie is definitely one of my most favorites of all time! Such a sweet, sweet, story.

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  8. I am every shade of envious, even a purplish one I didn't know existed. A whole room full of lovers of the greatest movie of all time? {insert pouty sigh here}

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  9. I've never commented on your blog before (also I don't even have a blog) but I LOVE that you LOVE You've Got Mail. I go to college in Nebraska and I am just so jealous that you live in NYC.

    Too bad entering in a chatroom in 2012 would conclude in thousands of solicitations for dirty things. Sighhhh.

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  10. oh gosh, i knew exactly what this was going to be about just from the title. best movie ever. i just adore tom hanks and meg ryan together. and when meg ryan reminisces about her mother dancing in the bookstore, just too lovely!
    xo TJ

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  11. I totally bought a used book on Amazon from Housing Works! I feel a tiny bit connected to this bit of awesomeness.

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  12. I was 14 when that movie came out and I saw it on Christmas day. I thought it was amazing. As soon as it came out I bought it. It was the first movie I ever purchased with my own money!!! I wish I could have been there for the screening in SOHO...it sounds magical.

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  13. i love this post.........

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  14. OH! OH! OH!

    I may or may not have a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils on my desk. The same could be said for the note from my old roommate on my fridge that reads "the number of people who think he looks like a Clark BAR" - though I can neither confirm nor deny that.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to the nutshop where it's fun.

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  15. Love this film--me and the husband watched this on our first date on his laptop and it was really awkward and we sat side by side but didn't look at each other. Then we watched sleepless in seattle right after--that was my idea--and we both fell asleep before it finished--the memories!

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  16. i don't think I've ever seen it... movie night time! ;)

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  17. I was so jealous when I saw you post this photo on Instagram. And I'm even more jealous now having read all about the grand adventure. I just wish they would do a showing in SF!

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  18. TO many good quotes I could recite right now. You've Got Mail, and The Count of Monte Cristo are my favorite movies :) OF ALL TIME.

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  19. oh, that was so fun and i'm glad that you decided to go!

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  20. How much fun is that?! Best movie EVER.

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  21. Aww, love it! You've Got Mail rocks the casbah so much that it couldn't rock it any more if it tried. YEAH!

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  22. how much fun does that look!!! i remember dragging my ex-boyfriend to that......deep thoughts - funny how six & half years of my life disappeared when i broke up with him, i would dare not talk about such adventures with my husband - where do you think those years are? and why is it awkward to tell a tale from then? hhmmm......anyways movie screening in books stores? ultimate.
    mad jealous over here.

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  23. How fun! Just wanted to point out that while Housing Works is overpriced (although not by Manhattan "thrift" store standards, am I right?), they do donate all of their proceeds to support those with HIV and AIDS.

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  24. Dude, this is amazing. I just got butterflies thinking of that used bookstore. I am OBSESSED with used bookstores. And watching the best Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan flick of all time, complete with hipster looking people? Heaven on earth.

    I totally know the in-between feeling of deciding whether or not to go. It's a strange, gut-wrenching, yet exciting feeling that leaves you wondering if you are going to pee your pants from the excitement. That is once you realize you're going and have to dash to get ready. Totes get it.

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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  25. Aw this sounds so great! I have got to watch that movie now!

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  26. I will watch You've Got Mail every time it's on TV. Can't get enough of those New York scenes through the seasons!!

    xo,
    thecrazyfat.blogspot.com

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  27. Just as I was trying to figure out what movie to watch tonight... Done and done.

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  28. Ok. I have given this a lot of thought. Too much perhaps. You are not Frank you are infact Cecilia Kelly (I think we had a date once). You are enchanting.

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  29. How can you've got mail not be everyone's favorite movie? That is mind boggling.

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  30. how cool! i love that movie and funny enough I bought an old DVD copy of it
    on Ebay and watched it a lot whilst planning our 2wk trip to NYC two years ago - we stayed in the UWS and visited all the sites as shown on the 'extras' on the DVD!! its a great area and great film!! very NYC! love it!

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  31. "This place is a tomb; I'm going to the nut shop where it's fun."

    I could never not love that movie<3

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  32. It's so nice to hear that I am not the only with a "You've Got Mail" obsession. Have you heard the soundtrack? It's just as good! Thanks for sharing, this made me the happiest girl this morning. Long live Kathleen Kelly, role model for girls everywhere.

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  33. Practically have it memorized.
    I like your blog better all the time.
    Love from,
    Greta

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  34. Everytime I hear that ever endearing 1998 dial up tone of signing on to AOL, I get taken back to my middle school days of watching this on VHS. In fact, I think part of the reason why I purchased an old school VCR for my new apartment was just so I could watch this movie on VHS..woops.

    "Cecelia Kelly...I think we mighta had a date once..she was enchanting."

    xx, F.O.X

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  35. sounds like the perfect night out! oh, what i give to attend a You've Got Mail screening...

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