Happy Fall! 🍂 My Favorite Autumn Scenes in YOU’VE GOT MAIL

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Happy First Day of Autumn, everyone!

I almost forgot about today, even though I had planned on doing a post on Autumn Equinox, which happens to be on Sept. 22. (it’s afternoon here in US Central Time as I’m writing this).

Nora Ephron’s YOU’VE GOT MAIL is one of my all time favorite rom-coms ever and it remains timeless even though the technology is long been outdated. I still get a giggle listening to the loud sound of modem as the characters try to go online, I’m old enough to still remember those times… fun times, NOT! 😀

There are SO many wonderful scenes I adore in this movie… I’ve highlighted my favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas scenes…

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… but for some reason I have not highlighted the wonderful Fall scenes. There’s nothing more enchanting than Autumn in New York City… I was lucky enough to visit NYC in the Fall and it’s spectacular! The Fall foliage is just sooo gorgeous and the streets just look magical with the changing leaf colors.

I love how Ephron highlights the beauty of the city in these two scenes, shot by DP John Lindley. This particular scene shows the serendipitous encounter as the two protagonists Meg Ryan + Tom Hanks walk to work in the morning and pass each other on the street without realizing it. The choice of song of Dreams by The Cranberries makes it even more perfect!


I also love this whimsical scene of Hanks’ Joe Fox hanging out with his unconventional American family (these two kids aren’t his niece and nephews, they’re his aunt and brother, ahah!). Ryan’s Kathleen’s book store is absolutely the cutest, decorated with Fall leaves on the window. I love that the entire film was shot on various location in Manhattan, this one looks like somewhere in the Upper West Side.

Ahhh… Autumn is in the air… the temps is actually very Fall-like here in Minnesota already, and it’s so welcomed after such a sweltering hot Summer.


Hope you enjoy these Fall scene spotlight. Which are some of YOUR favorite movie Fall scenes?

5 thoughts on “Happy Fall! 🍂 My Favorite Autumn Scenes in YOU’VE GOT MAIL

  1. Ahh the alternate NYC in YOU’VE GOT MAIL where it’s clean and people are nice and civilized to one another. I sure wish I can live in that world. Definitely not the NYC that I know, especially the current state of that city. Lol! I really like this movie too and love the fall weather theme.

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  3. You’ve Got Mail is the perfect film for this time of year. I’ve never been to New York so I really envy you getting to spend time there in the Fall. Maybe one fine day I’ll make it there!

    1. Hey there Paul! Oh I hope you make it to NYC one day, I always think of You’ve Got Mail during Fall and Christmas. I know When Harry Met Sally has a memorable Fall scene too but YGM is still my fave by far!

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