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 collection for us, and this week’s choice is You’ve Got 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 components:

Kathleen’s brownstone house:

-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 house:

-Black metals
-Sharper edges
-Trendy fashion

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 properly 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 hear. 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 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, 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 referred to as the Store Across the Nook, which can be proper across the nook from the imposing Barnes and Noble. They’ve change into form of like on-line pin buddies within the earliest, most primitive doable model of the web. And so yeah, the film is named You’ve Received 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 rather nostalgic from a expertise standpoint, type of surprising, type 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 gorgeous. Past that, it’s truthfully a easy, cozy romantic comedy. 

Emma: Yeah, that’s what I might say too. And should you’re a e-book lover, then it’s a kind of films the place there’s two completely different bookstores in it and plenty of, you realize. So I really feel like numerous occasions after I learn books, clearly, authors love studying as a result of they’re writers. So there’s numerous like bookstores and libraries are inclined to pop up as widespread issues, so it’s enjoyable to see them in films 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 all the time Delight and Prejudice. It’s all the time, all the time, all the time satisfaction and prejudice each single time.

Emma: I wished to speak about that too, as a result of, I discovered it a little bit humorous. Okay, so primary, I’ll say I like Delight and Prejudice, I actually do. It’s positively in my prime 10 or at the least the highest 20 books of all time. I Love Jane Austin, typically, Delight 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 e-book, essentially the most cliche decide of all time. I simply discovered it type of unusual, as a result of they have been speaking about their favourite books and I’m like, wouldn’t you wanna decide one thing a little bit bit completely different?

Elsie: Yeah, I agree as a result of I do know book-snob individuals now and so they don’t title that as their favourite novel. So anyway, simply an attention-grabbing factor that for some motive, despite the fact that it’s been about perhaps 30 years nearly since this film was made, hasn’t modified in any respect. Within the films 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 comfortable inspiration meter. Not like zero, however it’s decrease. This one could be very, very, very excessive on the inspiration meter, I might name this film like Eye Sweet. I might take pleasure in watching it with the pontificate. Like simply stills. So should 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, house and you will notice all of the issues we’re speaking about. So I wished to first discuss Kathleen’s Brownstone house.

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

Emma: Yeah, you need to. And at the least 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 realize. It’s similar to the romantic thought 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 tremendous, we have now proof of that. Okay, after which the opposite factor I’m obsessive about from this house 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 fashionable farmhouse trim. They modernized it an excessive amount of and so they additionally put barn doorways. That’s the 2 issues that I might actually change. So I used to be attempting to think about a means that I might use the inspiration of this daisy trim on these doorways. Possibly I might one way or the other add it so I didn’t even should take away it one way or the other, similar to spruce it as much as make it look extra historic.

However anyway, I’ll put both an image or a notice 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 like 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 customarily, I might say her house feels a little bit bit like cottage vibes, however you can also very a lot inform that it’s a New York house and it’s alleged to be a New York house. And likewise her boyfriend at first of the film is a author. He writes for the newspaper, I believe the Washington poster, perhaps the New York Instances. I can’t keep 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 individuals. So I really feel prefer it simply has that vibe of their house, he has an outdated typewriter. There’s simply the sensation of, this being a contemporary New York house, however the fashion isn’t fashionable, it’s extra cottagey and comfortable. 

Elsie: From my expertise, happening a New York home procuring rabbit gap, that’s true. There are many houses the place there’s tons and plenty of authentic molding, like one of the best authentic 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 in case you 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 might be completely fallacious, however my impression is it may be a little bit 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 type of change issues. So I type of marvel if perhaps that’s a part of it too, issues get saved 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 will be my guess. 

Elsie: Then another factor from Kathleen’s house 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 little bit assortment on a wall. I do know that it’s verifiably a grandma factor, however I additionally assume it’s positively, you realize the fashion they name grand millennial? It’s very drawn to 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 right 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 house. However it’s a kids’s bookstore. Is it only a kids’s bookstore or is it a bookstore for everybody? I suppose I’m not clear on that. It may be each, however 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 generally 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 keep in mind within the film if they’ve grownup books and issues too. I really feel like Sure, however I actually can’t keep in mind now.

Elsie: I believe 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 he or she is speaking about how she thinks there ought to all the time be twinkle lights and prefer it’s not simply Christmas factor, every part simply wants twinkle lights, which is how I really feel. I fully 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, however 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 house had certainly one of ’em, and there was at the least another, and I can’t keep in mind now, perhaps it was within the Fox Bookstore. However I cherished it. I solely have one little house in my home that has checkered flooring in my laundry room. However I simply love that look, it’s so basic. They’d completely different ones, I really feel like one was black and white, one was like two tones of brown, type of an off-white and a darker brown, that may have been the bookstore. And I simply saved 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 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 could possibly 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 a lot 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 loos. 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. Considered one of my favourite moments from your complete film is when she’s doing story time and he or she’s sporting that fairy hat, like a fairytale hat. It’s simply so cute, that’s the nonetheless from the film that I believe reveals 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 similar to learn to our youngsters and really feel like we’re in a Nora Efron film.

Emma: Truthfully, should you wished to change into like we learn books on the library, I might completely do it with you. It will be very enjoyable. 

Elsie: Okay, yeah, no I might positively love to do 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 believed 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 cherished it. It felt very massive bodega feeling in there. Yeah, and I additionally really feel prefer it’s an unassuming film in that you would be able to type of really feel like numerous the areas simply really feel brown, however while 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 believe should you have been like squinting at this film, that will be the vibe. We didn’t actually discuss Tom Hanks’ character’s house. To me, that’s the one I might 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 house particularly? 

Emma: I simply thought it felt fashionable however cool and it has that, I really feel like individuals name this fashion masculine. I don’t actually love the gendering decor, it doesn’t actually make sense to me. However the thought is I believe it has like black metallic and type of sharper edges and it tends to be a little bit bit extra fashionable. And I similar to fashionable fashion, not ultra-modern, however his felt like that. There was even some type 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 fashion, which I used to be concerned with. I’m a enterprise particular person, however I nonetheless have fashion. 

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 residences, I cherished hers too, however I used to be like, I might wanna dwell in his if I needed to dwell in one of many two. Which is humorous trigger I believe you’d dwell 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. Initially, I believe Joe Fox is a really fake-sounding film title. Do you assume that I simply can’t recover from the title Joe Fox. It’s attempting so exhausting to be informal that it sounds fully 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 simply sound separate from one another, which to me is all the time like a, oh, that is only a title in a e-book, you realize, 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 title or attempting to omit it. I don’t assume he’s actually mendacity. He’s simply type of not saying he’s his title.

Elsie: He’s mendacity, he’s attempting 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 type of is like hiding his title rather a lot. So perhaps that’s a part of it’s we are supposed to not know his title 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 Nineteen Nineties in a means 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 keep 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 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 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 while you heard somebody type of get some type of grande or venti, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, you’re like, wow, you have to be a wealthy particular person. You might have this signature drink factor that you just’re into, which Joe Fox is clearly wealthy due to Younger’s Barnes and Noble. 

Elsie: I like it. I like it, his character’s so nice. Okay, so vogue, 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 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 suppose 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. In the event you weren’t doing it, it’s such as you didn’t know. 

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

Emma: I additionally assume that is an period the place Tom Hanks’, Joe Fox, fits aren’t fairly as fitted. Issues are extra dishevelled, which has truly come again round. I really feel like we’re seeing numerous 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 have been very tailor-made. It’s not that they have been essentially tight, however they have 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 means but. Though clearly his character’s high-end, it’s not like these are low-cost fits. You don’t have that impression. It’s simply form of a distinct period for vogue. 

Elsie: Yeah, it’s positively a distinct period for vogue. Yeah. Okay, so we all the time 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 suppose the expertise is gorgeous, it’s surprising. How completely different the early web was from what it’s now. I truly wrote down a quote that somebody mentioned within the film and mentioned, I attempted to have cyber intercourse, however I saved 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 Received Mail must be a film that performs in faculties as a strategy to educate 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 regarded. And that is how computer systems regarded and like they didn’t have telephones. Simply all this stuff like that I believe could be type of fascinating for teenagers to see. 

Emma: Yeah, and I imply, the thought of assembly somebody in a chat room after which turning into type of web pen buddies to me sounds type 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 via 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 all the time felt a little bit bizarre about, I don’t know if that is an getting old factor, like did it age properly, however at the least watching this after I was youthful and now, I don’t love that they’re type of each in relationships after which they’re form of flirting with someone else on-line. However I additionally assume they type of handle 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 truly actually like that scene. I really feel prefer it’s a really grownup breakup the place each individuals are very respectful and it type of showcases that breakups generally 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 truly assume it’s a superb breakup scene. Yeah, I’ve all the time felt a little bit bizarre about that, however I get it relationships are messy and I do assume they type of handle it in locations. However yeah, I don’t know, it’s type of bizarre. 

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

Emma: You have been similar to, present me extra interiors. 

Elsie: I suppose for me, I wished 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 successful and it’s like Barnes and Noble, no matter. I believe it’s humorous how a lot the popularity of Barnes and Noble has modified as properly 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 distinct monster now. Anyway, I thought of her character, I might’ve cherished for her to both win or discover a answer, discover a pivot or like some type of answer for it, or discover a new dream that was larger and higher. That she expressed she was very obsessed with it. They type of alluded to it, however it didn’t fairly, in order that’s in all probability the factor I might change for her. It might have been a superb half too, although. 

Emma: Yeah, I do assume the sequel to this might be actually attention-grabbing and enjoyable. Yeah, however I additionally, realize 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 little bit? Did you get a little bit tear? 

Emma: No, however I do like their love story. I do like the concept that they’ve gotten to know each other via letters, and he or she mentions that Delight and Prejudice is her favourite e-book, and it type 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 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 he or she 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 satisfying. 

Elsie: No, I imply it’s cute such as you need them to be collectively, they should 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 kinds 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 supplied the position 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 position 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 tremendous, however it’s important to dwell with that. That’s in all probability the humorous factor about being an actor it’s important 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. Nicely, and there might be an ideal script after which just like the director simply takes a bizarre flip or vice versa, and the script’s type of weak, you by no means know. And Forest Gump is a bizarre film, so I might type of see studying the script and being like, I don’t know if I wanna play this position. 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 immediately’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 have been filmed at Maya Shaper’s cheese and Vintage Store. I’m undecided if I’m saying that accurately, however there it’s and it’s at 106 West 69th Road. The filmmakers wished to make use of the vintage store as a result of it had a quaint, homey really feel that they have been going, and so they have 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 have been filming. I’m like, cheese and vintage store. 

Elsie: Okay. Initially, I don’t know if that is nonetheless a New York Metropolis institution, but when it is aware of is I might like to go to a cheese and vintage store. There’s 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 like it each single time. It’s like type of like you may get a little bit charcuterie to go, it’s so candy. Anyway, I believe that they positively discovered the right 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 right spot.

Elsie: Yeah, like scouting places I believe is an artwork and it’s very interesting to me. I might 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 Marvel in Manhattan and the roles lasted for a few week. I believe that will be useful truly. I all the time say that I wanna write a novel sometime. So I all the time 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 believe that having experiences like that will be, that make a lot sense. I believe working in a bookstore for every week additionally would simply be enjoyable.

Emma: Yeah, I believe so too. 

Elsie: I wager they have 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 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 might really feel like I might wanna know, even one thing easy like that, like how do you learn inventory books? I wanna be taught 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 bought it I do know what you’re doing. I do know the little tips as a result of there are all the time little issues that somebody in an business 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 ideal thought. And understanding like what you do between, you realize, while 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 believe the situation of Fox Books within the film is the situation of Actual life, Barnes and Noble. It’s at Broadway and 83rd Road on the higher West aspect. 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 keep in mind when Barnes and Noble have been thought-about like nearly boycottable due to small bookstores and all of that. Nevertheless it’s simply so completely 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 properly, in our cities. So it’s like we’re all nonetheless coexisting, nobody was, totally extinct, which is sweet. 

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 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 little bit 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. Truly, that is apparent, however I believe that finally Barnes and Noble received’t exist anymore, however native bookstores will nonetheless all the time be round. I believe that native bookstores, there’ll all the time 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 like 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 bought, what did he get? He bought a e-book that’s formed like a automobile and it has wheels on it. He loves vehicles after which has a distinct automobile all through the e-book. After which we additionally bought Lama Lama Crimson 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, greatest recollections 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 truth. And yeah, it actually was, this was the time. What yr did it say this film got here out? 1998, in order that they have been filming it in all probability in like 1997 or six. And folks have been nonetheless getting residence computer systems. We have now to look at this with Penny, let’s strive to do this. Watch it with Penny and Bella sometime and simply see their reactions as a result of we have been in highschool or I used to be in highschool when this film got here out. To me, it’s an outdated film, however it was not likely outdated.

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

Elsie: No, yeah, it’s outdated, however I imply, I wasn’t a little bit child when it got here out. Have you learnt what I imply? Yeah. It’s so attention-grabbing, I just like the expertise time capsule component 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 components that led her movies to be termed chick flicks. When Meg Ryan and Tom Hank’s characters lastly meet in particular person each understanding 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 do this one over time, that’s actually candy. I believe that they’re like a superb 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 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 referred to 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 believe it’s referred to 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, however 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 believed it was simply the title, that’s so attention-grabbing. I don’t watch numerous films earlier than the fifties and I want to, I might 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 advisable or know what they’re about. They don’t have trailers so you possibly can’t examine them mountain that means. So yeah, if anybody has form of a primer for outdated films earlier than 1950, the place it’s like prime three, one thing like that, that’s manageable. I might 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, principally simply horror.

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

Elsie: So the ranking is from zero to 5 bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils. I simply assume there’s no means it’s getting a 5. Truly, I wanna provide you with mine. I would like mine to be, mine is 5 Mochaccinos decaf, non-fat. Yeah, I cherished it. I believe I’ve watched it truly twice within the final two years, which I believe is a little bit an excessive amount of, however as soon as each three to 4 years I believe is an efficient quantity. In the event you haven’t watched it in 5 years, watch it like instantly. It’s fully 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 exhausting 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 keep in mind, however I really feel like they’re not making as many romcoms which might be massive as in theaters. I believe 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 aren’t as many romcoms have been like all people revisits these. I believe it’s actually enjoyable to see what was the factor that was within the film theaters and all people 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 all people noticed within the theaters, not that everybody even goes to the theaters anymore. I type 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 at the least a few years as a result of there are such a lot of films on our listing. We’re not gonna get to them rapidly.

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 truth 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 ideal day. 

Elsie: You probably have a consolation re-watch request, we’d love to listen to it. Our complete listing is only a request. So e-mail us anytime at [email protected] stunning mess.com. And yeah, we’ll be again subsequent week with our spring bucket listing episode.