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Comparison of Two Love Stories Sleepless In Seattle and Youve Got Mail These movies share much in common such as the actors Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks both have a loving figure who has died and both are about two people who do not actually know each other until the end of the movie when they realize they are in love Each is based on older screenplays Sleepless is a variation of Love Affair which was produced in 1939 by Leo McCarey Simon 1 Youve Got Mail was based on the screenplay The Shop Around the Corner written by Samson Raphaelson Loewenstein 1 Sam Baldwins Tom Hanks wife died recently so he decides to move to Seattle Sam is still missing his wife but his son Jonah feels it is time for his father to start dating again so Jonah calls in to a talk show that is hosted by Dr Marcia a therapist to talk about his dads feelings Dr Marcia and Jonah coax Sam to get on the phone and the Dr gets Sam to open up with his memories and feelings about missing his wife As Sam is baring his soul on the radio Annie Reed Meg Ryan is driving in her car listening with tears in her eyes She returns home to her fianc Walter Bill Pulman but she cant shake the closeness she feels to Sam She decides to write him a letter as did many other women but unknown to her is the fact that Sams son Jonah is reading all of the letters Jonah thinks Annie is the best because she talks about baseball so he responds to her letter while telling his dad that this is the woman for him Meanwhile Annie convinces her editor to send her to Seattle to do a story that they invented so she could get a look at Sam While she is in Seattle they see each other and there is
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