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When Harry Met Sally...
Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?
Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? that's what Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) debate during their travels from Chicago to New York. And eleven years and later, they're still no closer to finding the answer. Will these two best friends ever accept that they're meant for each other...or will they continue to deny the attraction that's existed since the first moment When Harry Met Sally?
It had to be you, Rob Reiner. It had to be you, Nora Ephron. It had to be you, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Why? Because you made it ring true.
True. It’s a simple as that. Now, there are dozens of romcoms that I’ve loved from the past. Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, The Philidelphia story, The Apartment, Irma la Douce, and of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Annie Hall, and The Graduate. I’ve never identified with those characters; I’ve just bought into their story; suspended disbelief just enough to believe in them.
When Harry Met Sally is different. Rather than having the feeling I was buying into fiction, I had the genuine sense that these two characters were…
From the director of Stand by Me, The Princess Bride & A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally is an elegantly crafted, cleverly composed & wonderfully narrated romance comedy that raises a pretty interesting question of if a man & a woman can just remain friends without sex coming in their way and also covers many other fascinating ideas about relationships with a zestful spirit & endless warmth.
The story of When Harry Met Sally follows its titular characters from the time they finish school & share a cross-country drive to New York City to the next 12 years or so when they keep bumping into each other on chance encounters, eventually become friends & try to help each other through the various hardships of…
As a romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally is undoubtedly held as one of the most well-known, and well-loved of them all. The film improves on a rewatch - maybe because I actually understood the Casablanca references - but I also felt like a lot of the humour was able to hit better than my first watch last year. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal are charming as Sally and Harry, and as a couple - have great chemistry which drives the film really nicely. The fact that this 1989 film realises that there doesn't need to be a 6-pack, nicely chiseled, handsome man playing the romantic lead - allows for the authenticity of dialogue and scenes to characterise Harry and Sally - rather than being stuck in the 'love at first sight' cliché. Looking forward to visiting this again soon, and hopefully loving it more, as I did this time round.
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"I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
This review does contain some spoilers, but most individuals could probably guess the general plot even before they see the film.
I always find myself speechless after I watch this film, but I feel like for the first time, I want to write about it, so I'll try to form words to adequately describe it. The beauty of When Harry Met Sally is in its honesty. It's a rare romantic comedy that doesn't hyperbolize the perfection of relationships and friendships; it realizes…
When Harry Met Sally is widely considered one of the best romantic comedies ever produced, and no wonder why. This one is from the time when there were lots of interesting romantic comedies, and it was one of the ones which stood out the most, especially because of its unique charm and because, generally, it was handled wonderfully.
There are not many films which can treat friendships and romantic relationships so well and so delicately. Can a man and a woman be friends without falling in love? Is friendship stronger than sexual attraction? What is the difference between love and friendship? These are some of the difficult questions When Harry Met Sally dares to answer (even though, sometimes, they can't),…
Watching a film as sweet and funny as When Harry Met Sally makes me wonder what exactly happened to Rob Reiner and Meg Ryan, but more importantly it makes me wonder what on earth happened with the Rom-Com genre. I think most people will agree with me when I say it's the worst-served of them all by the soulless machinery that is Hollywood, so when I catch up on what is said to be one of the last great ones and it turns out to be exactly that it is particularly saddening. Reiner's film is cleverly written, features a damn near unrivalled on-screen chemistry on behalf of the two leads and is just...so damn likeable. The jokes are delivered so…
There are some movies that are just unassailable paragons of their genre, and When Harry Met Sally is one of them. Flawless performances, perfect dialogue, moments so memorable they've become part of American culture ("I'll have what she's having."). It is the feelgoodingest of all feel-good movies. There is nothing bad about this movie.
Acting isn't particularly well done, but Billy Crystal delivers frequent humor that does occasionally boost the performances of others. The height of acting ability here occurs at the most heartfelt scenes.
When Harry Met Sally has a story that stands a leg above the rest of generic rom coms. It succeeds in delivering a story that remains humorous and heartfelt, boosting the chemistry between the two leads.
As expected, visuals are fairly boring, but they are crisp and clean, and experiment a bit with interesting split screen scenes. These keep things fresh, and are memorable after the credits roll.
The sound isn't bad, but it's as boring as expected. Nothing amazing here.…
Beautiful and romantic comedy aren't usually words that I would put in the same sentence, but something about When Harry Met Sally just blows all the other rom-coms out of the water and it really is a beautiful movie. It's been called "the greatest romantic comedy of all time" by the vast majority of critics and considering I generally hate these movies I guess I have to agree. It's got Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in relatable and likable roles, amazing direction by Rob Reiner (which shines in the phone call scene with all four of the leads), the famous "I'll have what she's having" scene and some of the best writing in comedy history. What an enjoyable film, I…
I really enjoyed it. I was entertained the whole way through. My one gripe is that the film could have taken 27 minutes.
Good performances by Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal make this a very watchable film in its genre, but as many other romantic comedies, it's just too predictable from the first minute. Not bad but not very interesting, either.
Sometimes love needs a bit time to ferment.
Easily ma all time favourite Rom Com and today, after watching it again last night, I am really pleased that I did.
However, last night, I suddenly noticed (at the "when you realise …" bit) that I'm really not ready for other people's happily ever after just yet.
Even fictional people.
I was worried that I had inadvertently ruined one of my most beloved films for ever, but I think it's going to be ok.
I had never previously sat through all of When Harry Met Sally, having only really seen the famous diner scene and maybe a few pieces here and there. But the cover kept popping up on Netflix, and eventually I caved.
Romantic comedy is not my favourite genre by any means, so while the film is very good within the genre, it won't be one I revisit in any particular hurry.
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- The Birth of a Nation
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- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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