Nora Ephron: YOU’VE GOT MAIL
|Starring||Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and Greg Kinnear|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
This is a benefit screening for The Dell Children's Blood & Cancer Center.
When Nora Ephron passed away on June 27, the world lost an indescribable amount of wit, charm and brilliance. Fortunately, Nora didn't say good-bye without leaving us with a wealth of films and books that will continue to comfort, enchant and inspire for years to come. In celebration of her cinematic legacy, we're hosting a screening of one of her most beloved films, YOU'VE GOT MAIL.
Y'all, I'll be honest. YOU'VE GOT MAIL is literally my favorite movie of all time. While some of Ephron's other films are far more critically acclaimed, there's something about this movie that never fails to make me feel absolutely wonderful. Maybe it's the charming chemistry between Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Perhaps it's the deliciously quirky supporting actors like Steve "Nut Shop" Zahn, Greg "Lone Reed" Kinnear and Jean "He Ran Spain" Stapleton. Then there's the adorable email banter with dated AOL references and dial-up modem connections. And of course, the fact that the entire film is basically a love letter to New York City certainly doesn't hurt. But if I had to choose the one element most responsible for this film's greatness, it would definitely be Nora Ephron. She wrote the screenplay, and her dazzling insight and humor shine through every single line. She also directed the film, infusing each scene with a lovely, sparkling vibrance and a deep comprehension of the human heart.
I can watch YOU'VE GOT MAIL any time, all the time, but it's especially good on days when my spirits are low. And that's why it's the perfect way for me to mourn Nora Ephron's passing while celebrating the magic she left behind. I hope you'll join me. (And if anyone wants to bring me a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils, I won't mind.) (Sarah Pitre)