All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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?
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…
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…
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.
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),…
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…
When Harry Met Sally is funny, charming and oh so real. I reminded me a lot like Annie Hall and anything that reminds me of Annie Hall is always a great thing. You know how things are going to end up but it's more about the journey then the result.
This blu-ray has been sitting on my shelf for a couple years and I'm really glad I checked it out last night. I'm a sucker for rom-coms and this one is definitely solid. Between the chemistry of Crystal and Ryan and writing of the late Nora Ephron, I had a smile on my face for the majority of this one. Great New York movie, too.
"I knew the way you know about a good melon."
This film is a must on your classic rom-com list.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Thanks you Kurt and Blaine for this but I've already knew the ending because of Blaine: "don't they get together in the end?"
So cute and where's New York there's me!
I feel like movies such as When Harry Met Sally lose their importance, or should I say, their punch in today's modern world with sex and dating and relationships being so vastly different even in just 25 years difference.
Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan give great naturalistic performances, with the wonderful help from Nora Ephron's sensational writing. As great as that is, everything else feels a bit dated.
I was tryna watch some Harry and the Hendersons, it took me a solid 20 minutes before I realized a Sasquatch was probably not showing up in this movie.
The model romantic comedy, it has got all. A witty script, an utterly astonishing chemistry between Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal and a great jazz soundtrack. Every scene is splendid, especially when Harry and Sally are together. If I hadn't seen that Nora Ephron wrote the script and Rob Reiner directed it, I would have said it was Woody Allen, and that's an enormous compliment.
This film is remarkably problematic. It's also one of the most well written, acted, directed, and shot films of the past 30 years. It is permanently off my Canon because of its ideology, but i think I'll always enjoy watching it.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…