Continuity mistake: In the dinner party scene where Meg discovers who Tom really is, they are seen walking around a buffet table filling their plates with food. The food on Tom's plate changes in quantity and placement of items on the plate from scene to scene. (00:33:50)
This film is loosely based on the classic movie "The shop around the corner". Meg Ryan owns a small bookshop by the same name. Her business begins to fail when a new superbookstore "Fox Books" opens up offering people discounts and more variety. She meets and detests the owner of the bookstore; Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and the two begin a relationship that has nothing but cutting comments and jibes to each other. However, she does not know that he is the person she has been emailing recently and becoming a good friend of. He becomes aware of it before she does and the fun begins.
Kathleen Kelly: Is it infidelity if you're involved with somebody on email?
Christina Plutzker: Have you had sex?
Kathleen Kelly: No, of course not! I don't even know him.
Christina Plutzker: No, I mean cybersex.
Kathleen Kelly: No.
Christina Plutzker: Well, you know what? Don't do it, 'cause the minute you do, they lose all respect for you.
Trivia: In the scene where Tom Hanks is visiting Meg Ryan, she is in bed and he is sitting on the edge of the bed talking to her. Right before he gets up for a moment to pull up the covers over her, (now, turn the sound up for this one) he actually passes gas. You can hear the little "pop", he starts to grin and then probably realizes that the director is going to just continue on with the scene, so his grin fades and the scene goes on. I replayed this over and over. It really happened.
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