Home Craft Episode #174: You have Acquired Mail – Consolation Rewatch

Episode #174: You have Acquired Mail – Consolation Rewatch


This week, we’re dissecting one other favourite consolation watch film for decor and residential inspiration.

That is an ongoing collection for us, and this week’s choice is You’ve Acquired Mail, a Nora Ephron movie from 1998. That is positively a millennial consolation film to THE CORE.

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Present Notes

Our favourite design parts:

Kathleen’s brownstone condo:

-Window seat
-Ornamental daisy trim across the doorways
-Hung plate assortment

Picture credit score: Jonara Oliveira

Kathleen’s bookstore “The Store Round The Nook”:

-Twinkle lights
-Checkered flooring

Joe’s condo:

-Black metals
-Sharper edges
-Trendy type

Different cozy inspiration:

-Meg Ryan’s fairy hat


-Cozy outfits: cardigans, white tights with a skirt, sweaters
-’90s hair: small highlights and crisscrossed center half
-Saggy fits

What aged nicely vs. what didn’t on this film: 

-Flirting on-line whereas in a relationship

Price the film from 0 to five bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils:

Elsie – 5
Emma – 5

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Episode 174 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. This week we’re dissecting a favourite consolation watch film for decor and residential inspiration. That is an ongoing collection for us, and this week’s choice is You’ve Acquired Mail a Nora Efron movie from 1998. That is positively a millennial consolation film to the core. I used to be so excited to rewatch this one. 

Elsie: Yeah. I had such a beautiful time, we really watched it on Valentine’s Day. It’s so cozy and magical, fantastic, all of the issues. Ought to we describe it a bit, I do know there’s in all probability isn’t anybody who hasn’t watched, however simply in case 

Emma: Yeah, yeah. Go forward. Simply in case. 

Elsie: Okay, so Joe Fox performed by Tom Hanks, he’s just about an individual who owns Barnes and Noble, who’s opening a Barnes and Noble in New York Metropolis. However they don’t name it Barnes and Noble. 

Emma: They name it Fox Books. 

Elsie: Kathleen Kelly performed by Meg Ryan is the proprietor of a magical, stunning little bookshop known as the Store Across the Nook, which can be proper across the nook from the imposing Barnes and Noble. They’ve develop into kind of like on-line pin buddies within the earliest, most primitive doable model of the web. And so yeah, the film is known as You’ve Acquired Mail as a result of it’s nonetheless within the period the place the pc says you’ve bought mail each time she opens her pc. It is vitally nostalgic from a expertise standpoint, sort of stunning, sort of jarring, it makes the passage of time actually clear. Tom Hanks is outdated, however he’s not that outdated, issues have actually modified on this period of time, it’s beautiful. Past that, it’s truthfully a easy, cozy romantic comedy. 

Emma: Yeah, that’s what I’d say too. And when you’re a e book lover, then it’s a type of motion pictures the place there’s two totally different bookstores in it and many, you already know. So I really feel like a number of occasions after I learn books, clearly, authors love studying as a result of they’re writers. So there’s a number of like bookstores and libraries are inclined to pop up as widespread issues, so it’s enjoyable to see them in motion pictures too, as a result of I’m a e book lover, as is Elsie, in order that’s enjoyable. 

Elsie: Yeah. So now that I’m a literary particular person, I could make feedback like this. Have you ever seen that in each single e book and film, when there’s a literary feminine character, her favourite novel is at all times Delight and Prejudice. It’s at all times, at all times, at all times satisfaction and prejudice each single time.

Emma: I needed to speak about that too, as a result of, I discovered it a bit of humorous. Okay, so primary, I’ll say I like Delight and Prejudice, I actually do. It’s positively in my prime 10 or not less than the highest 20 books of all time. I Love Jane Austin, typically, Delight and Prejudice might be one in every of my favorites, so I get it, man. It’s not like I’m hating, however I additionally felt such as you personal a bookstore and your itemizing is your favourite e book, essentially the most cliche choose of all time. I simply discovered it sort of unusual, as a result of they had been speaking about their favourite books and I’m like, wouldn’t you wanna choose one thing a bit of bit totally different?

Elsie: Yeah, I agree as a result of I do know book-snob individuals now and so they don’t identify that as their favourite novel. So anyway, simply an fascinating factor that for some cause, regardless that it’s been about perhaps 30 years nearly since this film was made, hasn’t modified in any respect. Within the motion pictures and books, everybody nonetheless simply loves Delight and Prejudice and solely has references from that. Anyway, so let’s speak. We’re gonna dissect the film for cozy inspiration. So final time we did twilight and twilight, I’ll say it was low on the comfy inspiration meter. Not like zero, but it surely’s decrease. This one may be very, very, very excessive on the inspiration meter, I’d name this film like Eye Sweet. I might take pleasure in watching it with the pontificate. Like simply taking a look at stills. So when you haven’t watched it otherwise you haven’t watched it in years, Google, You’ve Acquired Mail, film stills, or You’ve Acquired Mail, condo and you will note all of the issues we’re speaking about. So I needed to first discuss Kathleen’s Brownstone condo.

So this is without doubt one of the very, very Coziest film units, most iconic film units of, I’d say, all romantic comedies. It’s romantic comedy gold, so I find it irresistible. So let’s simply dissect for a minute. So to begin with, it has a window seat within the entrance lounge and I simply love a window seat. I really feel like you probably have a window, a giant window, a bay window, and there’s nothing there, you had been placed on this planet so as to add a window seat to that window, proper? 

Emma: Yeah, you need to. And not less than as soon as sit there and skim a e book, I do know you’re in all probability gonna find yourself on the sofa or in your mattress. That’s what you already know. It’s identical to the romantic concept of the place you wanna be sitting studying a e book, which is within the window seat. 

Elsie: Take an image of your self studying there after which transfer to the sofa the place it’s extra snug, that’s positive, we have now proof of that. Okay, after which the opposite factor I’m obsessive about from this condo is that the trim across the doorways has these little daisies, like carved wooden, daisies, appliques, it’s identical to actually, actually good ornamental trim. Okay, so I wanna use this in my life. How concerning the pink home it’s the one factor I don’t like concerning the pink home is that it has a farmhouse, like fashionable farmhouse trim. They modernized it an excessive amount of and so they additionally put barn doorways. That’s the 2 issues that I’d actually change. So I used to be making an attempt to consider a approach that I might use the inspiration of this daisy trim on these doorways. Possibly I might someway add it so I didn’t even need to take away it someway, identical to spruce it as much as make it look extra historic.

However anyway, I’ll put both an image or a be aware or a hyperlink, within the present notes this week so you may see this daisy trim up shut as a result of it’s a essential element. And for me, woodwork and molding, it’s one in every of my renovation obsessions, I find it irresistible. Don’t skip over it, if it’s a must to put new trim up already, put cool trim, put particular trim. It is a superb instance of one thing that’s a small distinction, however far more particular. 

Emma: Yeah. And usually, I’d say her condo feels a bit of bit like cottage vibes, however you can also very a lot inform that it’s a New York condo and it’s speculated to be a New York condo. And in addition her boyfriend in the beginning of the film is a author. He writes for the newspaper, I believe the Washington poster, perhaps the New York Instances. I can’t bear in mind which one they are saying within the film, however he writes for a newspaper, so he’s a author, so that they’re each literary individuals. So I really feel prefer it simply has that vibe of their condo, he has an outdated typewriter. There’s simply the sensation of, this being a contemporary New York condo, however the type isn’t fashionable, it’s extra cottagey and comfy. 

Elsie: From my expertise, happening a New York home purchasing rabbit gap, that’s true. There are many properties the place there’s tons and many unique molding, like the perfect unique molding I’ve ever seen wherever, there are such a lot of, and that’s a quite common function. Possibly it’s as a result of that a part of the nation was constructed earlier. I don’t know why it’s so significantly better there. 

Emma: I believe it’s a mixture of issues being constructed earlier. You understand, like you probably have one thing that’s 100 years outdated versus 20 years outdated, I really feel such as you’re extra more likely to maintain the hundred-year-old factor simply because. In order that, after which I additionally marvel about some areas of the nation, and I’m not a New York native, New York Metropolis native in any respect, by no means lived there. Don’t know. So it could possibly be completely unsuitable, however my impression is it is perhaps a bit of bit tougher to renovate there. There are simply not as many Residence Depots and Lowe’s round such as you’re within the Midwest, like anybody can stroll in. It’s just a bit bit simpler to sort of change issues. So I sort of marvel if perhaps that’s a part of it too, issues get stored as a result of it’s simply extra cumbersome to alter out trim. So like why would you? 

Elsie: Additionally, it’s an even bigger renting tradition. So it’s not a lot gutting and renovating. 

Emma: Yeah, that may be my guess. 

Elsie: Then yet another factor from Kathleen’s condo was her hung plate assortment. So each Nancy Meyers or Nora Efron film has a hung plate assortment. So only a assortment of lovely vintage plates all hung in a bit of assortment on a wall. I do know that it’s verifiably a grandma factor, however I additionally assume it’s positively, you already know the type they name grand millennial? It’s very drawn to it and I’m very into it.

Emma: Sometime we will likely be grandma, millennials, hopefully.

Elsie: Okay, after which subsequent let’s discuss Kathleen’s bookstore, the store across the nook. So it’s positively the proper vintage store, every part is outdated. It’s like wooden trim, wooden counter, every part appears to be like prefer it’s 100 years outdated. And there have been a bunch of various companies all through historical past in that area. However it’s a kids’s bookstore. Is it only a kids’s bookstore or is it a bookstore for everybody? I assume I’m not clear on that. It is perhaps each, but it surely has a giant kids’s part, that’s a giant emphasis on what they present on digital camera.

Emma: Sure, as a result of she has story time the place she reads books to kids and typically there’s like kids within the neighborhood who appear to know her, the girl from the following door. So it positively is heavy on child stuff, however I can’t bear in mind within the film if they’ve grownup books and issues too. I really feel like Sure, however I actually can’t bear in mind now.

Elsie: I believe so too, I don’t know. The store may be very, very cute and my favourite element from it’s that there’s a scene the place they’re hanging twinkle lights and she or he is speaking about how she thinks there ought to at all times be twinkle lights and prefer it’s not simply Christmas factor, every part simply wants twinkle lights, which is how I really feel. I utterly agree. Simply get the twinkle lights out any time of yr, any day, any time I assist it. Is there the rest about her, the store across the nook that caught out to you as cozy and cute? 

Emma: Possibly I’ll convey this up now, but it surely’s in a bunch of units within the film or areas within the film, there have been so many checkered flooring like there have been tile checkered flooring. The bookshop’s, one in every of ’em, Tom Hank’s character, his condo had one in every of ’em, and there was not less than yet another, and I can’t bear in mind now, perhaps it was within the Fox Bookstore. However I beloved it. I solely have one little area in my home that has checkered flooring in my laundry room. However I simply love that look, it’s so basic. That they had totally different ones, I really feel like one was black and white, one was like two tones of brown, sort of an off-white and a darker brown, which may have been the bookstore. And I simply stored seeing it within the film and I used to be like, checkered flooring. Checkered flooring, checkered flooring. 

Elsie: That’s inspiring, what number of occasions do you assume you may have a checkered flooring in a single home, like three or 4? Is that too many?

Emma: I imply, how huge is your home?

Elsie: In a giant home. In a giant home? Yeah. 

Emma: Yeah. Positively three or 4. Is it magnificence and the beast? Such as you bought a West Wing or like what’s occurring? , 

Elsie: I dunno. No, an everyday home. I’m speaking about my home. My new home. 

Emma: Yeah. Your present home? Oh, your new home. Yeah, you might in all probability have three or 4. I might have had extra, I thought of placing it within the entryway too, however I don’t know. I actually love simply having one flooring in many of the home. However in areas which have water, just like the laundry room in case the washer and dryer are over flooring, it feels good to have tile in there, after which we have now tile within the bogs. However even my kitchen has wooden flooring. 

Elsie: I like wooden flooring within the kitchen. 

Emma: Yeah. Reverse of you, the boring model of you, that’s me. I’m like, maintain it easy. 

Elsie: That’s not true in any respect. One among my favourite moments from the whole film is when she’s doing story time and she or he’s carrying that fairy hat, like a fairytale hat. It’s simply so cute, that’s the nonetheless from the film that I believe exhibits up most frequently on the web and it’s every part. So yeah, like perhaps we have to get hats like that so we will identical to learn to our youngsters and really feel like we’re in a Nora Efron film.

Emma: Truthfully, when you needed to develop into like we learn books on the library, I’d completely do it with you. It might be very enjoyable. 

Elsie: Okay, yeah, no I’d positively love to try this, that’s enjoyable. The place are some other cozy interiors you seen? I do know we simply talked concerning the flooring. I assumed the little espresso store the place that they had their meetup, the place she had the roses on the desk was very charming, and the grocery retailer. There was a grocery retailer too. 

Emma: The grocery retailer felt very New York, I beloved it. It felt very huge bodega feeling in there. Yeah, and I additionally really feel prefer it’s an unassuming film in you can sort of really feel like a number of the areas simply really feel brown, however whenever you actually look, they’re really actually fairly. You’d be unsuitable. It’s not simply all brown, there’s much more to it. However I believe when you had been like squinting at this film, that may be the vibe. We didn’t actually discuss Tom Hanks’ character’s condo. To me, that’s the one I’d need out of the 2. And I actually want there was a sequel to the film the place we see them cohabitate, I’m assuming they keep collectively. 

Elsie: So what options did you want about his condo particularly? 

Emma: I simply thought it felt fashionable however cool and it has that, I really feel like individuals name this type masculine. I don’t actually love the gendering decor, it doesn’t actually make sense to me. However the concept is I believe it has like black metallic and sort of sharper edges and it tends to be a bit of bit extra fashionable. And I identical to fashionable type, not ultra-modern, however his felt like that. There was even some sort of fancy espresso machine, I really feel like that’s like out on his countertop. It simply felt like a really, I’m a enterprise particular person, however this nonetheless has type, which I used to be fascinated about. I’m a enterprise particular person, however I nonetheless have type. 

Elsie: The wealthy dad of a Nora Efron film vibe. Yeah. I might see that being like your dream home, That is sensible.

Emma: Yeah, out of the 2 flats, I beloved hers too, however I used to be like, I’d wanna reside in his if I needed to reside in one of many two. Which is humorous trigger I believe you’d reside in hers and so then we might go to one another and it’d be nice. 

Elsie: That’s true. Yeah. We’d like to have our personal separate romcom homes. Okay, that is on my notes and I don’t assume it’s gonna come into play wherever. However I’ve two humorous issues about Joe Fox. To start with, I believe Joe Fox is a really fake-sounding film identify. Do you assume that I simply can’t recover from the identify Joe Fox. It’s making an attempt so laborious to be informal that it sounds utterly made as much as me.

Emma: Yeah, and for no matter cause, and there in all probability is somebody on the planet named Joe Fox, however they simply sound separate from one another, which to me is at all times like a, oh, that is only a identify in a e book, you already know, or no matter as a result of they don’t really feel they’re an actual particular person and so they go collectively. I don’t know why although. It doesn’t actually make sense. Possibly as a result of they’re each so quick, I don’t know. He does spend a part of the film, not saying his identify or making an attempt to omit it. I don’t assume he’s actually mendacity. He’s simply sort of not saying he’s his identify.

Elsie: He’s mendacity, he’s making an attempt to not inform her who he’s, for positive.

Emma: Yeah. He realizes she’s not gonna be proud of who he’s as a result of he realizes she owns the small bookstore and his bookstore might be gonna put her outta enterprise. So he sort of is like hiding his identify rather a lot. So perhaps that’s a part of it’s we are supposed to not know his identify for a part of the film or we all know that it’s being hidden. 

Elsie: Okay, the opposite factor is, that is like my favourite second of the film quote or no matter, like a humorous quote, and Jeremy and I’ve been saying it continually as a joke, however I really feel like that is very like quintessential Nineteen Nineties in a approach that it doesn’t exist anymore. However after they’re within the espresso store collectively, he like places up his finger and orders a mocha decaf non-fat, like that’s his espresso order, it’s so loopy and like random, and likewise it doesn’t make sense. It’s such as you’re ordering a decaf non-fat frappuccino, it’s insane. 

Emma: Yeah, it’s like, okay, you desire a chocolate milkshake however no fats, that’s horrible. 

Elsie: Yeah, I really feel like within the olden days, it was like the start of Starbucks tradition when Starbucks and solely grand millennials or grandma, millennials can bear in mind this, however like when Starbucks was really so cool. There was a second the place it was like, I’m going to Starbucks and in You’ve Acquired Mail has this as a result of in one of many opening scenes, it exhibits New York Metropolis, after which it exhibits a Starbucks, it’s when Starbucks was so cool, it was not widespread. It was pretentious or fancy. I believe that folks used to take pleasure in having the longest doable espresso orders.

Emma: Yeah. I believe it was a standing image in a approach, and perhaps this exhibits my age cuz I used to be early twenties and tremendous broke. So the thought of ordering a $6 drink at Starbucks was like, oh no I can not do this, I’ve no cash for that. So whenever you heard somebody sort of get some sort of grande or venti, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, you’re like, wow, you should be a wealthy particular person. You’ve got this signature drink factor that you just’re into, which Joe Fox is clearly wealthy due to Younger’s Barnes and Noble. 

Elsie: I find it irresistible. I find it irresistible, his character’s so nice. Okay, so trend, I believe that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are the icons of the Nineteen Nineties, particularly in romcoms and their outfit outfits are very cozy. She’s carrying a cardigan and a gown with a cardigan. There’s one the place she has white tights and a skirt and it’s so cute. Sweaters, it feels very fall time. 

Emma: Yeah, additionally, Meg Ryan is attractive, however she additionally has that very nineties hair to me, the place it has the very small highlights after which she does her center half the place it’s like backwards and forwards, crisscross. The crisscross center half, which is simply so nineties, like very highschool to me, which I really graduated in 2004, so I assume center college for me, no matter, you get it. 

Elsie: I did the crisscross half within the nineties although, I’m not ashamed to say it.

Emma: Everybody did it. For those who weren’t doing it, it’s such as you didn’t know. 

Elsie: It’s true, everybody needed to have hair like that within the nineties. However yeah, so far as their type, I don’t know if there’s like something they had been carrying. I believe I’d put on perhaps the factor with the tights. I simply assume it’s like a normal vibe greater than an precise outfit to copy.

Emma: I additionally assume that is an period the place Tom Hanks’, Joe Fox, fits will not be fairly as fitted. Issues are extra dishevelled, which has really come again round. I really feel like we’re seeing a number of that now Within the final 5 years, it’s much more dishevelled garments and bagger issues, individuals aren’t doing the tremendous tight fitted as a lot. However yeah, that’s positively on this film, which is humorous as a result of some years after this, I really feel like all males’s fits had been very tailor-made. It’s not that they had been essentially tight, however they had been very like, that they had a match. 

Elsie: Oh, they bought tight, they bought very tight in some current many years.

Emma: Yeah, however his felt dishevelled, not fitted, not tailor-made in that approach but. Despite the fact that clearly his character’s high-end, it’s not like these are low-cost fits. You don’t have that impression. It’s simply kind of a unique period for trend. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’s positively a unique period for trend. Yeah. Okay, so we at all times do that. What aged nicely and what didn’t age nicely within the film? I didn’t take any notes of something that made me cringe. I can’t consider something off the highest of my head, however I assume the expertise is beautiful, it’s stunning. How totally different the early web was from what it’s now. I really wrote down a quote that somebody stated within the film and stated, I attempted to have cyber intercourse, however I stored getting the busy sign like they’re simply so primitive. It’s so early web and I believe that everybody, I used to be gonna say You’ve Acquired Mail needs to be a film that performs in faculties as a solution to train those that it wasn’t that way back, like to show youngsters like our niece’s age, who’s 13. It wasn’t that way back that folks didn’t have web or that it was model new to them and that is the way it seemed. And that is how computer systems seemed and like they didn’t have telephones. Simply all these items like that I believe could be sort of fascinating for teenagers to see. 

Emma: Yeah, and I imply, the thought of assembly somebody in a chat room after which changing into sort of web pen buddies to me sounds sort of like, Ooh, I don’t learn about that.

Elsie: It doesn’t sound cute anymore. 

Emma: Yeah, it doesn’t sound cute anymore however assembly somebody by means of a courting app sounds actually regular to me. That is just like the model that that they had of that principally. However anyway, yeah, so there’s that. I’ve at all times felt a bit of bizarre about, I don’t know if that is an growing older factor, like did it age nicely, however not less than watching this after I was youthful and now, I don’t love that they’re sort of each in relationships after which they’re kind of flirting with any person else on-line. However I additionally assume they sort of deal with it all through the film in several methods. I do know they actually do, like when Meg Ryan’s character has her breakup, which I really actually like that scene. I really feel prefer it’s a really grownup breakup the place each individuals are very respectful and it sort of showcases that breakups typically occur simply because this simply has run its course and that’s okay. And we will nonetheless respectfully half and be sincere with one another about it. And I really assume it’s an excellent breakup scene. Yeah, I’ve at all times felt a bit of bizarre about that, however I get it relationships are messy and I do assume they sort of deal with it in locations. However yeah, I don’t know, it’s sort of bizarre. 

Elsie: Yeah, I’d agree with that. However I truthfully didn’t give it a lot thought after I was watching it. 

Emma: You had been identical to, present me extra interiors. 

Elsie: I assume for me, I needed to see her on the finish, I believe she’s beginning to write a e book perhaps, it’s like she’s beginning to get a brand new dream as a result of her retailer does find yourself closing and he does find yourself profitable and it’s like Barnes and Noble, no matter. I believe it’s humorous how a lot the repute of Barnes and Noble has modified as nicely as a result of now I believe it’s like an endangered species to be protected and within the nineties, it was like a monster to be stopped and now there’s a unique monster now. Anyway, I thought of her character, I’d’ve beloved for her to both win or discover a answer, discover a pivot or like some sort of answer for it, or discover a new dream that was greater and higher. That she expressed she was very enthusiastic about it. They sort of alluded to it, but it surely didn’t fairly, in order that’s in all probability the factor I’d change for her. It might have been an excellent half too, although. 

Emma: Yeah, I do assume the sequel to this might be actually fascinating and enjoyable. Yeah, however I additionally, comprehend it’s a remake and there isn’t one other, so it’s like, okay, that’s cool too.

Elsie: There’s not gonna be a remake.

Emma: Yeah, there’s not gonna be a sequel until apart from fan fiction. 

Elsie: I cried on the finish. Did you cry a bit of? Did you get a bit of tear? 

Emma: No, however I do like their love story. I do like the concept they’ve gotten to know each other by means of letters, and she or he mentions that Delight and Prejudice is her favourite e book, and it sort of vibes that approach in that she misunderstands him and so they considerably misunderstand one another. Like, Mr. Darcy, you don’t know why he’s doing among the issues he’s doing. When she meets him on the espresso store and he has his ridiculous mochaccino order, she thinks he’s simply teasing her and antagonizing her and she or he doesn’t acknowledge that he’s the particular person she was ready for, he’s the particular person on the pc. So, that’s actually enjoyable and I believe they did a pleasant job with that and it’s gratifying. 

Elsie: No, I imply it’s cute such as you need them to be collectively, they need to be, there’s no different ending for this film. So we’re gonna go into trivia time now. So that is all, really, I don’t know the place I grabbed this from, in all probability I M D B or one thing. Yeah, I like love trivia about actors, motion pictures, film units, like the place was movies, like all sorts of stuff, so we’re simply gonna geek out for a bit. The casting of Dave Chappelle as Kevin Joe’s good friend and confidant took place as a result of 4 years beforehand, Chappelle was provided the function of Bubba in Forrest Gump, which is in 1994, hank’s huge blockbuster film, which got here as a worldwide phenomenon. Chappelle turned down the function of Bubba as a result of he felt Forrest Gump would flop on the field workplace, which gave me the largest miniature tear for him. That’s a tragic one. I’m positive Dave Chappelle is doing simply positive, however it’s a must to reside with that. That’s in all probability the humorous factor about being an actor it’s a must to decide every script by simply your personal impression and what you’ve seen earlier than it, and also you simply by no means know, proper? 

Emma: Yeah. Effectively, and there could possibly be an excellent script after which just like the director simply takes a bizarre flip or vice versa, and the script’s sort of weak, you by no means know. And Forest Gump is a bizarre film, so I might sort of see studying the script and being like, I don’t know if I wanna play this function. This looks like a extremely unusual film, I’m undecided as a result of fairly the film.

Elsie: Yeah, no, no. I believe it’s considerably not acceptable by at this time’s requirements, however on the time it was Blockbuster. Okay, let’s go to the following one. 

Emma: All proper, the kids’s bookstore scenes had been filmed at Maya Shaper’s cheese and Vintage Store. I’m undecided if I’m saying that appropriately, however there it’s and it’s at 106 West 69th Road. The filmmakers needed to make use of the vintage store as a result of it had a quaint, homey really feel that they had been going, and so they had been proper, and so they despatched the proprietor of the vintage store on trip for just a few weeks, and whereas she was gone, they turned it right into a kids’s bookshop. After the filming was completed, they put every part again the best way that it was. I’m wondering if the shops smelled like cheese the entire time they had been filming. I’m like, cheese and vintage store. 

Elsie: Okay. To start with, I don’t know if that is nonetheless a New York Metropolis institution, but when it is aware of is I’d like to go to a cheese and vintage store. There may be this one place in Nashville that it’s like a present retailer, and so they have this little cheese fridge it’s like champagne and cheese and I find it irresistible each single time. It’s like sort of like you will get a bit of charcuterie to go, it’s so candy. Anyway, I believe that they positively discovered the proper location. So whoever did the scouting, I believe they need to make miniature, Oscars for no matter awards I believe individuals ought to get. 

Emma: I believe there are extra awards than we see on the present. I believe that they’ve one other for extra technical areas. So perhaps there may be one for locating the proper spot.

Elsie: Yeah, like scouting places I believe is an artwork and it’s very interesting to me. I’d like to be if anybody’s scouting a location for a Nora Efron esque film, and it’s essential rent an inexperienced, highly-paid, blogger. Okay, Nora Efron organized for Meg Ryan and Heather Burns to work in actual New York Metropolis bookstores in preparation for his or her roles earlier than filming. The shop was Books of Marvel in Manhattan and the roles lasted for a few week. I believe that may be useful really. I at all times say that I wanna write a novel sometime. So I at all times say that one in every of my lapses in judgment is that I’ve by no means labored in a restaurant and it’s such a giant a part of tales. I believe that having experiences like that may be, that make a lot sense. I believe working in a bookstore for per week additionally would simply be enjoyable.

Emma: Yeah, I believe so too. 

Elsie: I guess they had been so excited to have Meg Ryan of their bookstore. 

Emma: I’m wondering in the event that they put her within the again or one thing as a result of I really feel like she would in all probability not get a lot achieved if she was on the ground, everybody could be like, excuse me, are you, Meg Ryan? However yeah. And I additionally assume I’m not an actor, however I’d really feel like I’d wanna know, even one thing easy like that, like how do you learn inventory books? I wanna study that from somebody who’s achieved it. If I used to be gonna do a scene the place I used to be a librarian, I’d wanna go work with a librarian so I perceive like how are you doing this? And what’s essentially the most environment friendly approach? As a result of somebody’s gonna see this, who’s a librarian, and I would like them to really feel like they’re seen, I bought it I do know what you’re doing. I do know the little methods as a result of there are at all times little issues that somebody in an trade is aware of that, different individuals in all probability don’t know as a result of why would you? 

Elsie: Sure, I believe that’s an excellent concept. And figuring out like what you do between, you already know, whenever you’re not checking somebody out and also you’re not placing books on a shelf, what different issues are you want strolling round doing? 

Emma: The following one is fairly humorous. I believe the placement of Fox Books within the film is the placement of Actual life, Barnes and Noble. It’s at Broadway and 83rd Road on the higher West facet. You may actually inform, yeah, that Barnes and Noble generated appreciable neighborhood opposition when it opened within the early Nineteen Nineties. So very true to the movie.

Elsie: Yeah, I really feel like in our lifetime we have now seen such a shift in individuals’s notion as a result of I bear in mind when Barnes and Noble had been thought of like nearly boycottable due to small bookstores and all of that. But it surely’s simply so totally different now. I’m simply blissful that it exists, I’m blissful I can take my youngsters there. I additionally am glad that like 30 years sooner or later we nonetheless have small bookstores as nicely, in our cities. So it’s like we’re all nonetheless coexisting, nobody was, absolutely extinct, which is sweet. 

Emma: Yeah, over the weekend, simply humorous sufficient, I actually went to our Barnes and Noble and one in every of our native bookstores right here in Springfield. I took my son, Trey, and I went with Oscar to Barnes and Noble, and he picked out some books then the following day whereas Oscar’s napping, Trey stayed residence and I went to the native bookstore, Pation Bookstore, the one I took you to. I bought some issues for myself, it’s a bit of me time. 

Elsie: I can’t wait to go to that bookstore on a regular basis. I really assume, although, right here’s my manufacturing. Really, that is apparent, however I believe that ultimately Barnes and Noble received’t exist anymore, however native bookstores will nonetheless at all times be round. I believe that native bookstores, there’ll at all times be a spot for that, proper? Hopefully Barnes and Noble will final so long as it could possibly too. 

Emma: Yeah, I actually went to each this weekend, so it’s working for me. 

Elsie: Yeah, my youngsters find it irresistible, they name it the bookstore with a stage, they just like the stage, I get it. It simply has far more character books than the native bookstore which is what they need.

Emma: Yeah. Oscar bought, what did he get? He bought a e book that’s formed like a automotive and it has wheels on it. He loves vehicles after which has a unique automotive all through the e book. After which we additionally bought Lama Lama Purple pajamas as a result of he didn’t personal that one but. 

Elsie: Oh, the Lama Lama collection and the part of parenting are among the prime, finest reminiscences of my complete life. Everytime you’re prepared, I’ve all of the Yodo card too. Okay, so Meg Ryan bought her very first pc in the course of the filming of this film, that has bought to be my favourite reality. And yeah, it actually was, this was the time. What yr did it say this film got here out? 1998, so that they had been filming it in all probability in like 1997 or six. And folks had been nonetheless getting residence computer systems. Now we have to look at this with Penny, let’s attempt to try this. Watch it with Penny and Bella sometime and simply see their reactions as a result of we had been in highschool or I used to be in highschool when this film got here out. To me, it’s an outdated film, but it surely was probably not outdated.

Emma: It’s fairly outdated. We’re outdated man. 

Elsie: No, yeah, it’s outdated, however I imply, I wasn’t a bit of child when it got here out. Have you learnt what I imply? Yeah. It’s so fascinating, I just like the expertise time capsule factor of it’s unmatched.

Emma: Okay, subsequent trivia is one in every of Nora Efron’s signature filmmaking quirks was her use of songs to intensify plot factors. So one of many chief parts that led her movies to be termed chick flicks. When Meg Ryan and Tom Hank’s characters lastly meet in particular person each figuring out that they’ve been emailing one another, the track over the rainbow performs on the movie soundtrack and the duo shared a scene with the identical track in Sleepless in Seattle.

Elsie: That’s cute. I haven’t watched Sleepless in Seattle in current historical past, so perhaps we’ll have to try this one over time, that’s actually candy. I believe that they’re like an excellent film couple for positive. Okay, the following one is Kathleen’s Bookstore is the store across the nook an homage to a film? The film was based mostly on 1940. I really examine that a few occasions. In order that’s cute, proper? It’s named after a film.

Emma: Yeah. I’ve by no means seen the unique of You’ve Acquired Mail, I haven’t seen. That is the remake and I’ve by no means seen the unique one.

Elsie: They’re saying the film was known as The Shopper on the Nook, not You’ve Acquired Mail.

Emma: Yeah, so isn’t You’ve Acquired Mail a remake of one other film I believe it’s known as Store Across the Nook and the expertise’s totally different. The opposite one is letter writing however this one is just like the web, very totally different expertise, but it surely’s like the identical film.

Elsie: Oh, okay, nevermind. I simply discovered one thing new. That’s superior. Then we must always watch that, that’s cool. I assumed it was simply the identify, that’s so fascinating. I don’t watch a number of motion pictures earlier than the fifties and I want to, I’d need to, and even like motion pictures from just like the 20s, 30s, and forties, it’s fairly uncommon to seek out them streaming and likewise to seek out them being really helpful or know what they’re about. They don’t have trailers so you may’t examine them mountain that approach. So yeah, if anybody has kind of a primer for outdated motion pictures earlier than 1950, the place it’s like prime three, one thing like that, that’s manageable. I’d love to listen to it as a result of I believe that’s one thing I’d prefer to get into, however I’ve not watched hardly any, largely simply horror.

Emma: Yeah, I used to be gonna say, I really feel like you will need to have seen some outdated horror. I do know you guys have seen the seventies, however there’s gotta be some outdated ones, you already know, Hitchcock-era stuff. Ought to we give this a score? 

Elsie: So the score is from zero to 5 bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils. I simply assume there’s no approach it’s getting a 5. Really, I wanna provide you with mine. I would like mine to be, mine is 5 Mochaccinos decaf, non-fat. Yeah, I beloved it. I believe I’ve watched it really twice within the final two years, which I believe is a bit of an excessive amount of, however as soon as each three to 4 years I believe is an effective quantity. For those who haven’t watched it in 5 years, watch it like instantly. It’s utterly fantastic and iconic and I don’t know, I really feel prefer it’s a fall film and a spring film too, in order that’s laborious to say cuz it has each.

Emma: Yeah, it has all seasons, and Yeah. And perhaps we talked about this in one of many different rewatch episodes, I can’t bear in mind, however I really feel like they’re not making as many romcoms which might be huge as in theaters. I believe they’re extra like Netflix has its personal, or HBO Max has its personal which remains to be cool and I nonetheless like watching these, however I really feel like there will not be as many romcoms had been like everyone revisits these. I believe it’s actually enjoyable to see what was the factor that was within the film theaters and everyone went with their mother. 

Elsie: Do you assume there was a Romcom period?

Emma: Yeah. I really feel like now it’s like, issues which might be in film theaters are typically extra, it appears like motion and like family-friendly issues. Which is cool, I like each of these. However I really feel like I don’t see as many romcoms which might be like everyone noticed within the theaters, not that everybody even goes to the theaters anymore. I sort of missed that period, I like revisiting all these. 

Elsie: Yeah, we’ll maintain doing romcoms, we’ll dig for the gold as a result of there are such a lot of and I really feel like we’ll in all probability do consolation re-watches for not less than a few years as a result of there are such a lot of motion pictures on our checklist. We’re not gonna get to them shortly.

Emma: Oh yeah, individuals e-mail us new ones each week. 

Elsie: So it’s true, I like these emails. Okay, it’s time for everybody’s favourite a part of our present, A joker, a reality with Nova, and I believe this week we have now a joke.

Nova: This week the joke is, what’s Santa when he stops? 

Elsie: What’s he? 

Nova: Santa Pause. Get it, he pauses for a second. 

Elsie: That’s actually good, I like that one. You wanna say bye. 

Nova: See you quickly and have an excellent day. 

Elsie: When you’ve got a consolation re-watch request, we might love to listen to it. Our complete checklist is only a request. So e-mail us anytime at podcast@ stunning mess.com. And yeah, we’ll be again subsequent week with our spring bucket checklist episode.


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