#HANX for the Memories #029 – You’ve Got Mail (1998)
We’ve still got miles to go before we sleep on #HANX for the Memories, but we’ve reached the third and final (for now, anyway!) Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan pairing in You’ve Got Mail. We’re joined by Cara Gael O’Regan of Wistful Thinking and Liam Underwood to head back in time to an era where waiting for your dial-up modem to connect brought with it a sense of breathless anticipation. In this episode, we talk about the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan rom-com connection, the way this movie manages to stack soon-to-be-outdated plot device upon soon-to-be-outdated plot device, and the strange power dynamics at play in the back half of this movie. We also discuss whether or not Tom Cruise would fit in the world of You’ve Got Mail, and whether or not Tom Hanks does anything in this movie to damage his reputation as America’s Dad.
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