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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…
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…
Harry and Sally are always fun to be around.
On this viewing Jonathan and I wondered about the source of various scenes. Who was responsible for some of the ideas in the film: Crystal, Reiner or Ephron. We didn't look anything up, we just guessed. At one point we will have to check it out to see who was right.
We both assumed that Crystal was given lots of leeway to improvise, and probably had a big say in some scenes, including location. For example, the scene where he's shopping for his friend and bumps into his ex-wife. It is very much a gadget store, which allows him to do his thing with a wide variety of objects, including a…
"You know, I have a theory that hieroglyphics are just an ancient comic strip about a character named Sphinxy."
I am in love with this movie.
If Charade was the best movie Alfred Hitchcock never made, I'm going to say When Harry Met Sally... is maybe the best movie Woody Allen never made. Writing to drool over. It's funny & sweet, truthful and entertaining - and the two title characters feel like real people you'd want to hang out with. What it had to say about relationships and love probably makes it the most pleasurable rom-com experience I've had since Annie Hall. Perhaps not as non-cliched, but lovely nonetheless. The lead performances by Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan are really good, wasn't as fond of Ryan throughout... but chemistry is the key word here and they sure had it. Wonderful direction by Rob Reiner and the soundtrack was rather splendid (I somehow only just heard ''Let's Call the Whole Thing Off'' by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong for the first time). Adored almost everything about it; a new all-time favourite, I think.
Still as witty and charming as the first time I saw it, and deserves to always be placed among the essential, top rung romantic comedies. Both Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan have had respectable careers, but their performances as Harry and Sally are arguably ones they never quite matched.
Chemistry is off the charts. Stellar supporting work from Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby. Ended an incredible decade for Rob Reiner, whose work has progressively gotten worse since. Everyone involved was at the height of their talents, and the end result is evidence of that. A near-perfect classic.
An old favorite...
"When Harry met Sally" (Reiner, 1989), clásica comedia romántica que le debe a Woody Allen casi todo su encanto...
I really liked this movie for half of its run. Those first 50 minutes or so felt very fresh, even after the barrage of copycats that have been released since When Harry Met Sally first became a hit. This is thanks in part to the likable performances from the two leads (seriously, who knew Billy Crystal could be likable or convincing as a romantic lead) and assured direction from Rob Reiner. But the star of the film is Nora Ephron's script, which it's tight and breezy at the same time. And yet, the movie falls apart in the third act when all the expected clichés rear their ugly head. They might not have been as eye-roll inducing when this movie came out in 1989, but that doesn't make them any less cloying. If only Harry and Sally had stayed just friends. I want to see that movie.
This film had a breath of nostalgia in it, which is funny because I've never seen it before. It's that sort of feel I get with certain films where it feels like you've seen them before, or everything clicks with you, that you know you're gonna love the hell of out of it. I would consider myself to be a fan of rom-coms, but GOOD rom-coms (not some of the drizzle that comes from hollywood), and you can really tell where a lot of techniques in later films originate. It's cute. It's short. It's intimate. And unique in it's very own way.
I suppose we have a lot to thank in When Harry Met Sally... . It's certainly inspired some…
While the central concept of this film - that men and women can't be just platonic friends - is like ipecac to me, the real weak link is Crystal. He constantly feels like he's doing a bit. Not a bit to impress the person he's talking to, but a bit on a stage to an audience. There's this desperate need for the audience to like Harry that comes through in both the performance and in the filmmaking, which never questions his general likability. I can't help but imagine what Albert Brooks would've done in this role. With Brooks in the role, Harry's need to be liked wouldn't have been a failing of performance and film, it would've been revealed as…
This movie's vision of heterosexuality is deeply terrifying and only sporadically funny, although Meg Ryan is very cute. Her romantic counterpart, though, is creepy, repugnant, and oh god, that moment when he calls her his "woman friend"! I can't take his moping seriously, either, due to Crystal's limited range and stand-up comedian aura. I did the enjoy the two split-screen sequences—felt like De Palma for a second!—but so much of this movie's just a hash of platitudes and stereotypes played out against upscale Manhattan backdrops. (It transparently courts comparisons to Annie Hall, but instead I kept thinking of Modern Romance, which is like When Harry Met Sally... only more honest and with better jokes.) Jesus, it even has that clichéd "remembering the whole movie" montage at the end, which I always hate. Fuck this bland movie and its Men Are from Mars, Also They're Scary, Accommodate Them Anyway bullshit; just give me Meg Ryan's outfits, and you keep the rest.
Prekrasan film, baš krasno romantičan i nekako realan (ne u potpunosti, jel). Sjećam se fejk orgazam scene, to je nekako ušlo u anale hehe. Jedino se ne sjećam jesam li ikad gledala ovaj film jer se ničeg skoro nisam sjetila, što je super.
Billya niti malo ne volim, ali ovdje mi je bio neopisivo drag. To mi je super :) Uglavnom, kao što rekoh, prekrasan film i definitivno mora biti ljudima na watchlisti ako ga nikad nisu gledali.
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