Sunday, June 5, 2022

Movie Review: When Harry Met Sally

Title: When Harry Met Sally
Director: Rob Reiner
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Staring: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Release Date: July 14, 1989
Tagline: Can Two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?

In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them. 






Hello Fellow Movie Watchers,

I am not ashamed to say that When Harry Met Sally is one of my all time favorite movies. No matter how many times I watch it, I never get tired of it. All love of this has to do with the dialogue. Harry and Sally just banter so well, their rapid back and forth really makes their relationship shine. This is due in part to Nora Ephron's ability to write amazing romantic comedies, and in combination with Reiner as director this was always going to be a classic.

It does help that Crystal and Ryan have such amazing chemistry, I don't think I could ever see these two characters played by anyone else. Crystal is the only one I can see delivering Harry's witty lines, and Ryan as straight laced Sally is pretty much perfect.

Of course, two of the most iconic scenes came from this movie. The infamous moaning in the resturant and 'I'll have what she's having' line is pure comedic gold. Also, the ending with Harry admitting his love for Sally really set the bar for romantic endings.

Overall, if you've bever seen this movie and love rom coms, GO WATCH THIS NOW!


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