The inspiration for You've Got Mail, but set in a simpler time when people actually wrote letters by hand. Yes, two people fall in love by writing anonymous letters yet can't stand each other in real life. We all know how it's going to end but the important test of a good romantic comedy is how enjoyable the ride is... and this is a cut above the rest due to excellent chemistry between Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, and a moving subplot about the store owner which has an impact on the characters.
While based on a Hungarian play, I couldn't understand why it was set in Budapest as it could easily have been set anywhere, especially when no one even attempted an accent!
242 - King Kong - 4 stars
The original and still the best. This was my first viewing of it and I liked it a lot more than Peter Jackson's remake. Leaner and meaner, it zips along at a cracking pace and has a great mix of action but the romance is underplayed a bit.
Amazingly the effects in the original have held up better than the 2005 CGI version! I only wish I could have seen this in 1933 on its release to see the reaction of the audience.
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