Directed by Nora Ephron;
Nora Ephron and
writing credit to Miklos Laslo ("Parfumerie");
produced by Nora Ephron, Lauren Shuler Donner;
music by George Fenton;
cinematography by John Lindley;
film editing by Richard Marks;
animation by Walter Bernard, Milton Glaser, Mirko Ilic.
Cara Seymour as Gillian Quinn;
Katie Finneran as Maureen, the Nanny;
Michael Badalucco as Charlie;
Deborah Rush as Veronica Grant;
Veanne Cox as Miranda Margulies;
Bruce Jay Friedman as Vince Mancini;
Sara Ramirez as Rose, Zabars Cashier;
Howard Spiegel as Henry, Zabars Shopper
Diane Sokolow and Julie Kass as Zabars Shopper;
Reiko Aylesworth as Thanksgiving Guest;
The owner of a large bookstore chain (Fox & Sons) starts putting the owner of a small local bookstore out of business. Meanwhile they have been corresponding over the internet without knowing who either of them are. They can't stand each other in person but over the internet they are very attracted.
Joe Fox's grandfather mentions that long ago, he briefly shared a pen pal romance with the store's previous owner, Cecilia Kelly (Kathleen's mother), and that they only communicated through letters. This may have been a reference to the movie's predecessor, The Shop Around the Corner, starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, or possibly the famous book and the movie 84 Charing Cross Road of the same name, with Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins.
"Puppy Song", "Remember (Christmas)", "I Guess The Lord Must Be in New York City" written and performed by Harry Nilsson;
"I Guess The Lord Must Be in New York City" written by Harry Nilsson, performed by Sinead O'Connor;
"Over the Rainbow" written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, performed by Harry Nilsson;
"Dreams" written by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan, performed by The Cranberries;
"Dream" written by Johnny Mercer, performed by Roy Orbison;
The film was a financial success, grossing $250 millions to a $65 millions budget.
Joe Fox: Brinkley is my dog. We both love New York streets. Although he likes to eat pizza off the sidewalk and I prefer to buy it. (Share this quotes with full scene movie lines)
Kathleen Kelly: Dear friend: I like to start my notes to you as if we're already in the middle of a conversation. I pretend that we're the oldest and dearest friends as opposed to what we actually are.
Frank Navasky: Save The Shop Around The Corner and you will save your soul.
Schuyler Fox: She was too young for me but she was enchanting.
Birdie Conrad: You are marching into the unknown, armed with nothing.
Nelson Fox: Another independent bites the dust.
Christina Plutzker: I mean cybersex. Don't do it. The minute you do, they lose all respect for you.
As famous Michelangelo Buonarroti's quote, from Carol Reed "The Agony and the Ecstasy" 1965 film, in reply to the remark of a cardinal "No modern artist can hope to equal the Greeks", "Why not? Why shouldn't we equal them? Surpass them, if we can.", Nora Ephron proved that it can overcome precursors, be it a successful film as "The Shop Around the Corner".
Thank you from my heart, Nora Ephron!