Patricia Makes Coffee Nervous

The Missus and I are watching You’ve Got Mail. I love this movie. It’s got one of the more unusual casts… Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan, they’re your standard romantic comedy leads, of course. But then you’ve got Greg Kinnear, Steve Zahn, Parker Posey, and that staple of the romantic comedy genre, Dave Chappelle. Incredibly bizarre, yet it still works. It’s based on a 1940 film called The Shop Around the Corner, which is in turn based on the 1937 Hungarian Play Parfumerie. I saw a variant of the story in high school at a local production of the musical She Loves Me, but You’ve Got Mail is my favorite variant.

While the technology doesn’t really hold up that well anymore (dial up modems and AOL were the order of the day), the movie still retains some relevance today, but above all else, it’s quotable, and incredibly so.

Tall! Decaf! Cappuccino!

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2 Responses to “Patricia Makes Coffee Nervous”


  1. 1 clark November 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I’m really liking how your subtle wit is percolating to the surface in these daily posts. Keep it up!

  2. 2 Sara Mitchell November 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Love You’ve Got Mail. Love when he says that Patricia makes coffee nervous. I always like reveling in the linguistic ambiguity of that sentence. Does she get nervous when she makes coffee or does coffee tremble when Patricia approaches? Ah.


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