Episode #174: You have Received Mail – Consolation Rewatch

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Episode #174: You have Received Mail – Consolation Rewatch
Episode #174: You have Received Mail – Consolation Rewatch


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

That is an ongoing sequence for us, and this week’s choice is You’ve Received 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
-Fashionable model

Different cozy inspiration:

-Meg Ryan’s fairy hat

Vogue:

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

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

-Know-how
-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 sequence for us, and this week’s choice is You’ve Received 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 truly watched it on Valentine’s Day. It’s so cozy and magical, great, 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, lovely little bookshop known as the Store Across the Nook, which can also be proper across the nook from the imposing Barnes and Noble. They’ve develop into kind of like on-line pin friends within the earliest, most primitive attainable model of the web. And so yeah, the film is known as You’ve Received Mail as a result of it’s nonetheless within the period the place the pc says you’ve acquired mail each time she opens her laptop. It is rather nostalgic from a expertise standpoint, sort of stunning, sort of jarring, it makes the passage of time actually clear. Tom Hanks is previous, however he’s not that previous, issues have actually modified on this period of time, it’s gorgeous. Past that, it’s truthfully a easy, cozy romantic comedy. 

Emma: Yeah, that’s what I’d say too. And when you’re a guide lover, then it’s a kind of films the place there’s two completely different bookstores in it and many, you understand. 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 likely to pop up as widespread issues, so it’s enjoyable to see them in films too, as a result of I’m a guide lover, as is Elsie, in order that’s enjoyable. 

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

Emma: I needed to speak about that too, as a result of, I discovered it just a little humorous. Okay, so primary, I’ll say I really like Satisfaction and Prejudice, I actually do. It’s positively in my prime 10 or no less than the highest 20 books of all time. I Love Jane Austin, usually, Satisfaction and Prejudice might be certainly one 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 guide, essentially the most cliche decide 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 decide one thing just a little bit completely different?

Elsie: Yeah, I agree as a result of I do know book-snob folks now and so they don’t identify that as their favourite novel. So anyway, simply an attention-grabbing factor that for some motive, though it’s been about perhaps 30 years virtually since this film was made, hasn’t modified in any respect. Within the films and books, everybody nonetheless simply loves Satisfaction 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, nevertheless it’s decrease. This one could 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 hold forth. 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 Received Mail, film stills, or You’ve Received 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 likely 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 adore it. So let’s simply dissect for a minute. So initially, it has a window seat within the entrance front room and I simply love a window seat. I really feel like when you’ve got 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 no less than as soon as sit there and skim a guide, I do know you’re in all probability gonna find yourself on the sofa or in your mattress. That’s what you understand. It’s similar to the romantic thought of the place you wanna be sitting studying a guide, 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 effective, now we have 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 similar to actually, actually good ornamental trim. Okay, so I wanna use this in my life. How in regards to the pink home it’s the one factor I don’t like in regards to the pink home is that it has a farmhouse, like trendy 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 means that I might use the inspiration of this daisy trim on these doorways. Possibly I might in some way add it so I didn’t even need to take away it in some way, similar to spruce it as much as make it look extra historic.

However anyway, I’ll put both an image or a observe or a hyperlink, within the present notes this week so you possibly can see this daisy trim up shut as a result of it’s a essential element. And for me, woodwork and molding, it’s certainly one of my renovation obsessions, I adore it. Don’t skip over it, if it’s important to put new trim up already, put cool trim, put particular trim. This can be 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 just a little bit like cottage vibes, however you can also very a lot inform that it’s a New York condo and it’s presupposed to be a New York condo. And likewise her boyfriend at the start of the film is a author. He writes for the newspaper, I feel the Washington poster, perhaps the New York Occasions. 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, in order that they’re each literary folks. So I really feel prefer it simply has that vibe of their condo, he has an previous typewriter. There’s simply the sensation of, this being a contemporary New York condo, however the model isn’t trendy, it’s extra cottagey and comfy. 

Elsie: From my expertise, happening a New York home buying rabbit gap, that’s true. There are many houses 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 characteristic. Possibly it’s as a result of that a part of the nation was constructed earlier. I don’t know why it’s so a lot better there. 

Emma: I feel it’s a mix of issues being constructed earlier. You realize, like when you’ve got one thing that’s 100 years previous versus 20 years previous, I really feel such as you’re extra more likely to hold 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 might be completely fallacious, however my impression is it is likely to be just a little bit tougher to renovate there. There are simply not as many Dwelling 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 a much bigger renting tradition. So it’s not a lot gutting and renovating. 

Emma: Yeah, that might be my guess. 

Elsie: Then yet one more 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 just a little assortment on a wall. I do know that it’s verifiably a grandma factor, however I additionally assume it’s positively, you understand the model they name grand millennial? It’s very interested in it and I’m very into it.

Emma: Sometime we will probably 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, all the pieces is previous. It’s like wooden trim, wooden counter, all the pieces seems prefer it’s 100 years previous. 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 likely to be each, nevertheless it has a giant kids’s part, that’s a giant emphasis on what they present on digicam.

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 woman from the subsequent 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 feel so too, I don’t know. The store could 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, all the pieces simply wants twinkle lights, which is how I really feel. I utterly agree. Simply get the twinkle lights out any time of 12 months, any day, any time I help 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 deliver this up now, nevertheless it’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, certainly one of ’em, Tom Hank’s character, his condo had certainly one of ’em, and there was no less than yet one more, and I can’t bear in mind now, perhaps it was within the Fox Bookstore. However I cherished 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 traditional. That they had completely 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, that 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 possibly can have a checkered flooring in a single home, like three or 4? Is that too many?

Emma: I imply, how massive is your own 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 acquired a West Wing or like what’s occurring? , 

Elsie: I dunno. No, a daily 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 now we have tile within the bogs. However even my kitchen has wooden flooring. 

Elsie: I really like wooden flooring within the kitchen. 

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

Elsie: That’s not true in any respect. One among my favourite moments from your complete film is when she’s doing story time and she or he’s sporting that fairy hat, like a fairytale hat. It’s simply so cute, that’s the nonetheless from the film that I feel reveals up most frequently on the web and it’s all the pieces. So yeah, like perhaps we have to get hats like that so we are able to similar to learn to our children 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 could be very enjoyable. 

Elsie: Okay, yeah, no I’d positively love to try this, that’s enjoyable. The place are every other cozy interiors you seen? I do know we simply talked in regards to the flooring. I assumed the little espresso store the place they’d 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 cherished it. It felt very massive bodega feeling in there. Yeah, and I additionally really feel prefer it’s an unassuming film in you could sort of really feel like a number of the areas simply really feel brown, however once you actually look, they’re truly actually fairly. You’ll be fallacious. It’s not simply all brown, there’s much more to it. However I feel when you had been like squinting at this film, that might 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 trendy however cool and it has that, I really feel like folks name this model masculine. I don’t actually love the gendering decor, it doesn’t actually make sense to me. However the thought is I feel it has like black metallic and sort of sharper edges and it tends to be just a little bit extra trendy. And I similar to trendy model, 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 individual, however this nonetheless has model, which I used to be occupied with. I’m a enterprise individual, however I nonetheless have model. 

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

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

Elsie: That’s true. Yeah. We might 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 feel 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 arduous to be informal that it sounds utterly made as much as me.

Emma: Yeah, and for no matter motive, and there in all probability is somebody on this planet named Joe Fox, however they only sound separate from one another, which to me is at all times like a, oh, that is only a identify in a guide, you understand, or no matter as a result of they don’t really feel they’re an actual individual 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 brief, 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 certain.

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 quite a bit. 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 continuously as a joke, however I really feel like that is very like quintessential Nineties in a means that it doesn’t exist anymore. However once 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 need 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 truly so cool. There was a second the place it was like, I’m going to Starbucks and in You’ve Received Mail has this as a result of in one of many opening scenes, it reveals New York Metropolis, after which it reveals a Starbucks, it’s when Starbucks was so cool, it was not widespread. It was pretentious or fancy. I feel that folks used to take pleasure in having the longest attainable espresso orders.

Emma: Yeah. I feel it was a standing image in a means, and perhaps this reveals 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 once 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 individual. You’ve this signature drink factor that you simply’re into, which Joe Fox is clearly wealthy due to Younger’s Barnes and Noble. 

Elsie: I adore it. I adore it, his character’s so nice. Okay, so trend, I feel that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are the icons of the Nineties, particularly in romcoms and their outfit outfits are very cozy. She’s sporting a cardigan and a costume 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 forwards and backwards, crisscross. The crisscross center half, which is simply so nineties, like very highschool to me, which I truly graduated in 2004, so I assume center faculty 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. In the event you 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 model, I don’t know if there’s like something they had been sporting. I feel I’d put on perhaps the factor with the tights. I simply assume it’s like a common vibe greater than an precise outfit to duplicate.

Emma: I additionally assume that is an period the place Tom Hanks’, Joe Fox, fits are usually not fairly as fitted. Issues are extra dishevelled, which has truly 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, folks 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, they’d a match. 

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

Emma: Yeah, however his felt dishevelled, not fitted, not tailor-made in that means but. Regardless 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 properly and what didn’t age properly 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 gorgeous, it’s stunning. How completely different the early web was from what it’s now. I truly 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 feel that everybody, I used to be gonna say You’ve Received Mail must be a film that performs in faculties as a option to educate people who it wasn’t that way back, like to show children 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 regarded. And that is how computer systems regarded and like they didn’t have telephones. Simply all these items like that I feel could be sort of fascinating for youths to see. 

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

Elsie: It doesn’t sound cute anymore. 

Emma: Yeah, it doesn’t sound cute anymore however assembly somebody by means of a relationship app sounds actually regular to me. That is just like the model that they’d of that principally. However anyway, yeah, so there’s that. I’ve at all times felt just a little bizarre about, I don’t know if that is an getting older factor, like did it age properly, however no 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 anyone else on-line. However I additionally assume they sort of handle it all through the film in numerous methods. I do know they actually do, like when Meg Ryan’s character has her breakup, which I truly actually like that scene. I really feel prefer it’s a really grownup breakup the place each persons 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 are able to nonetheless respectfully half and be sincere with one another about it. And I truly assume it’s a very good breakup scene. Yeah, I’ve at all times felt just a little bizarre about that, however I get it relationships are messy and I do assume they sort of handle 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 similar to, present me extra interiors. 

Elsie: I assume for me, I needed to see her on the finish, I feel she’s beginning to write a guide 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 feel it’s humorous how a lot the popularity of Barnes and Noble has modified as properly as a result of now I feel 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 cherished 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 obsessed with it. They sort of alluded to it, nevertheless it didn’t fairly, in order that’s in all probability the factor I’d change for her. It might have been a very good half too, although. 

Emma: Yeah, I do assume the sequel to this may be actually attention-grabbing and enjoyable. Yeah, however I additionally, understand 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 aside from fan fiction. 

Elsie: I cried on the finish. Did you cry just a little? Did you get just a little 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 Satisfaction and Prejudice is her favourite guide, and it sort of vibes that means in that she misunderstands him and so they considerably misunderstand one another. Like, Mr. Darcy, you don’t know why he’s doing a few of 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 individual she was ready for, he’s the individual on the pc. So, that’s actually enjoyable and I feel they did a pleasant job with that and it’s pleasurable. 

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, truly, 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, films, film units, like the place was movies, like all forms of stuff, so we’re simply gonna geek out for a bit. The casting of Dave Chappelle as Kevin Joe’s pal 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 massive 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 most important miniature tear for him. That’s a tragic one. I’m certain Dave Chappelle is doing simply effective, however it’s important to stay with that. That’s in all probability the humorous factor about being an actor it’s important to choose every script by simply your individual impression and what you’ve seen earlier than it, and also you simply by no means know, proper? 

Emma: Yeah. Properly, and there might 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 unsure as a result of fairly the film.

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

Emma: All proper, the kids’s bookstore scenes had been filmed at Maya Shaper’s cheese and Vintage Store. I’m unsure if I’m saying that accurately, however there it’s and it’s at 106 West 69th Avenue. 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 all the pieces again the way in which that it was. I ponder 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 adore it each single time. It’s like sort of like you may get just a little charcuterie to go, it’s so candy. Anyway, I feel that they positively discovered the proper location. So whoever did the scouting, I feel they need to make miniature, Oscars for no matter awards I feel folks ought to get. 

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

Elsie: Yeah, like scouting areas I feel 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 good to 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 Surprise in Manhattan and the roles lasted for a couple of week. I feel that might be useful truly. I at all times say that I wanna write a novel sometime. So I at all times say that certainly one 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 feel that having experiences like that might be, that make a lot sense. I feel working in a bookstore for per week additionally would simply be enjoyable.

Emma: Yeah, I feel so too. 

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

Emma: I ponder 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 completed 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 completed 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 means? 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 acquired it I do know what you’re doing. I do know the little tips as a result of there are at all times little issues that somebody in an business is aware of that, different folks in all probability don’t know as a result of why would you? 

Elsie: Sure, I feel that’s an excellent thought. And realizing like what you do between, you understand, once 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 subsequent one is fairly humorous. I feel the placement of Fox Books within the film is the placement of Actual life, Barnes and Noble. It’s at Broadway and 83rd Avenue on the higher West facet. You possibly can actually inform, yeah, that Barnes and Noble generated appreciable neighborhood opposition when it opened within the early Nineties. So very true to the movie.

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

Emma: Yeah, over the weekend, simply humorous sufficient, I actually went to our Barnes and Noble and certainly one 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 subsequent day whereas Oscar’s napping, Trey stayed dwelling and I went to the native bookstore, Pation Bookstore, the one I took you to. I acquired some issues for myself, it’s just a little me time. 

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

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

Elsie: Yeah, my children adore it, 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 acquired, what did he get? He acquired a guide that’s formed like a automobile and it has wheels on it. He loves automobiles after which has a unique automobile all through the guide. After which we additionally acquired Lama Lama Crimson pajamas as a result of he didn’t personal that one but. 

Elsie: Oh, the Lama Lama sequence and the section of parenting are a few of the prime, finest recollections of my complete life. Everytime you’re prepared, I’ve all of the Yodo card too. Okay, so Meg Ryan acquired her very first laptop in the course of the filming of this film, that has acquired to be my favourite truth. And yeah, it actually was, this was the time. What 12 months did it say this film got here out? 1998, in order that they had been filming it in all probability in like 1997 or six. And folks had been nonetheless getting dwelling computer systems. We’ve got to look at this with Penny, let’s strive 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 previous film, nevertheless it was probably not previous.

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

Elsie: No, yeah, it’s previous, however I imply, I wasn’t just a little child when it got here out. Are you aware what I imply? Yeah. It’s so attention-grabbing, I just like the expertise time capsule factor of it’s unmatched.

Emma: Okay, subsequent trivia is certainly one 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 individual each realizing 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 feel that they’re like a very good film couple for certain. Okay, the subsequent one is Kathleen’s Bookstore is the store across the nook an homage to a film? The film was primarily based on 1940. I truly 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 Received 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 Received Mail.

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

Elsie: Oh, okay, nevermind. I simply realized one thing new. That’s superior. Then we should always watch that, that’s cool. I assumed it was simply the identify, that’s so attention-grabbing. I don’t watch a number of films earlier than the fifties and I wish to, I’d wish to, and even like films 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 useful or know what they’re about. They don’t have trailers so you possibly can’t test them mountain that means. So yeah, if anybody has kind of a primer for previous films 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 feel that’s one thing I’d prefer to get into, however I’ve not watched hardly any, principally simply horror.

Emma: Yeah, I used to be gonna say, I really feel like it’s essential to have seen some previous horror. I do know you guys have seen the seventies, however there’s gotta be some previous ones, you understand, 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 means 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 cherished it. I feel I’ve watched it truly twice within the final two years, which I feel is just a little an excessive amount of, however as soon as each three to 4 years I feel is an efficient quantity. In the event you haven’t watched it in 5 years, watch it like instantly. It’s utterly great 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 arduous 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 are massive as in theaters. I feel they’re extra like Netflix has its personal, or HBO Max has its personal which continues to be cool and I nonetheless like watching these, however I really feel like there are usually not as many romcoms had been like everyone revisits these. I feel 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 are in film theaters are usually extra, it seems 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 are 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 hold doing romcoms, we are going to 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 no less than a few years as a result of there are such a lot of films on our record. We’re not gonna get to them shortly.

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

Elsie: So it’s true, I really like these emails. Okay, it’s time for everybody’s favourite a part of our present, A joker, a truth with Nova, and I feel this week now we have 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: In case you have a consolation re-watch request, we’d love to listen to it. Our complete record is only a request. So e-mail us anytime at podcast@ lovely mess.com. And yeah, we’ll be again subsequent week with our spring bucket record episode.

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