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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 Philadelphia 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.
“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.”
My favorite Rob Reiner film has always been When Harry Met Sally, a romantic comedy that I never expected to enjoy as much as I did. It’s the best Woody Allen film not directed by Woody Allen. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal’s quirky chemistry in this movie is probably one of the best I’ve seen in any film. Reiner is a director that is hard to categorize since he has worked with different genres: thriller with Misery, fantasy/adventure with The Princess Bride, coming of age with Stand by…
There are certain films that have an honesty to them that hits the nail on the head every time. Nora Ephron's writing is sublime and her refreshing take on relationships struck a chord with a late-eighties audience that found Rob Reiner's romantic comedy the most intelligent of the decade. It was a film that had that perfect chemistry between its leads and both Billy Crystal's and Meg Ryan's best ever performances. They sparkle like the New York backdrop that sets the tone for a film with just that sprinkling of magic. Rob Reiner's film is the romantic comedy that every other has been measured against for the last twenty-six years, it's that good. The question the film asks of course…
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),…
When Harry Met Sally is just so funny. It works and so many levels. It is such a feel good film to that I just enjoy watching it every time.
While I thought it was a great movie, I can't help but be a little disappointed. I had heard so many great things about this movie and I had built such huge expectations, it's no surprise really that this movie wasn't able to meet them all.
But When Harry Met Sally really is a game changer when it comes to romantic movies. You have those two great characters with strong personalities and you know immediately that they're going to end up together at some point. But building a relationship that lasts takes time and the movie is the perfect example.
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I can't believe I have never watched this film before! Apart from that famous fake orgasm in the diner clip, that is. I watched it and it was more than just a regular rom-com. It's somehow more honest, more authentic.
It's not just the pretty girl and the pretty boy get together through some circumstance or another, then have a fight, then get back together, end credits.... No, although I admit Meg Ryan is pretty, Billy Crystal doesn't exactly look like a Disney prince. They just come across as real people who have to figure out their real feelings. And that can be quite difficult.
So now I finally saw it, and I liked it. And yes, I do consider this to be the/a perfect date movie.
The clever, consistently funny script by Nora Ephron maximizes memorable situations and turns them into scenes depicting the human struggle for love and companionship. I think this is one of the best romantic comedies of all time. It somehow avoids common clichés and tropes of the genre, and provides unique characters whom we can easily relate to.
Oh look, it's that speech that Turk gave to Carla at the rehearsal dinner because her brother told him to because he doesn't like Turk and he knows that Turk doesn't know that it's the speech from When Harry Met Sally and then Carla got mad because she knows it's from When Harry Met Sally and that Turk didn't write it and then they fight and then they stop fighting... I was Turk until today.
more like When Sally Met Harry, tbh.
Endearing, entertaining and honest.
--- Decent 8 ---
Every time I watch this, I love it more and more. I'm rewatching it in preparation for next week's Romantic Comedy episode of The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.
The perfect romantic comedy. I can't think of any other that came afterwards that didn't try, and failed miserably, to copy it.
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Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…