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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?
Its like Annie Hall, except it doesnt have that neurotic self-loathing Woody Allen-thing about it, which is nice.
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…
“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…
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…
Now I'm not a fan of romantic comedies, at least not recent ones. Most movies already add in a love interest so the notion of making a small perfunctory part of a good movie the whole point of a single picture just seems trifling to me. It doesn't help that Hollywood no longer tries to make the genre appealing to all or even many; producers only make them desirable to middle-aged women and gullible tweens. Not knocking those demographics, its just not my thing. That being said, When Harry Met Sally (1989) is for all intents and purposes a romantic comedy yet it is a lot more than that.
The story takes place within the space of twelve years. Harry…
This a game of "Let's pretend that Billy Crystal is Meg Ryan's age in this movie because then I won't feel as bad for falling for him and wanting him at least in appearance as a boyfriend, he is looking extremely good for 41, GOD DAMN IT".
In all seriousness, I haven't seen this film in years, and it reminded me of Annie Hall, another film I haven't seen in years that I must now rewatch. I loved it then, and I'm glad that I still love it now. Also I really appreciated the use of so much 1940's musical theatre songs this time around.
this could be 4/5 but i hate billy crystal's dirty sponge hair
i guess i expect it would be amazing romcom since the reviews that i read was prasing this film a lot, it has some good scenes but didnt really satisfy me.
The catalyst for a new era of rom-coms that never really lived up to this one.
Somehow my sister made it 24 years without having seen this gem. That changed today.
Best romantic comedy
When Harry Met Sally... is directed by Rob Reiner and stars Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby and the story follows Sally Albright (Ryan) and Harry Burns (Crystal) as they navigate their friendship while avoiding getting into an actual relationship with one another. They meet while driving each other from Chicago to New York and Harry makes the argument that men and women can't be friends because sex always gets in the way. And over the course of several years they meet back up and decide to be friends despite their argument. We're introduced to Sally's friend Marie (Fisher) and Harry's friend Jess (Kirby) who help each one of them get closer and realize they are meant…
"The first time we met, we hated each other.
The second time we met, you didn't even remember me I did too, I remembered you.
The third time we met, we became friends.
We were friends for a long time.
And then we weren't.
And then we fell in love."
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