When Harry Met Sally...
1989, Romance, 1h 35m75 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings
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Rob Reiner's touching, funny film set a new standard for romantic comedies, and he was ably abetted by the sharp interplay between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Read critic reviews
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Critic Reviews for When Harry Met Sally...
When Harry Met Sally is a beautiful, brainy, touching and lilting romantic comedy that should touch the heartstrings of lovers and those yearning to be in love everywhere.July 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Cynically lovely and a whip smart archetype for the modern rom-com.December 11, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Ephron's tart, grown-up script examines the inevitably of love finding a way despite the fight put up by this famous pair of snappy New Yorkers.December 10, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Still a treat.December 10, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Quite possibly the greatest romantic comedy since Some Like It Hot.January 1, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Reiner wants to maintain the sitcom sense of comfort and familiarity; he creates types that we somehow already know, slightly out-of-focus images in which we can see ourselves and our friends.July 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for When Harry Met Sally...
May 08, 2016Dated in some respects, yet excelling in others-When Harry Met Sally is still a resonating romantic comedy. It's a Woody Allen piece meets Linklater's "Before Sunrise" trilogy. The dialogue rich, the characterizations nuanced, and the interactions between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan authentic and resonating. While it doesn't completely avoid all of the rom-com clichés, it does side step a lot of them, and certainly set the stage for some of the smarter romantic comedies that we remember. 3.5/5 StarsJeffrey M Super Reviewer
Mar 04, 2015Funny, charming and cleverly loveable. When Harry Met Sally... is an endearing romantic comedy with an interesting script and hilarious performances from Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan. The film's flawless blend of love and laughter is a standard held high to this day for all "rom-coms". 5/5Eugene B Super Reviewer
Jul 20, 2014Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan star in the quirky romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally. The film follows two unlikely friends who keep running across each other and end up forming a unique relationship. Written by Nora Ephron, the comedy is really smart and includes some poignant, witty dialog. And, director Rob Reiner does an impressive job at giving the material a lighthearted tone that's not overly melodramatic. However, the real charm of the film comes from the performances by Crystal and Ryan, who have great chemistry together and brilliant comedic timing. Insightful and funny, When Harry Met Sally is delightfully entertaining.Dann M Super Reviewer
Jan 30, 2014As good as Ryan and Crystal are, it's Ephron's screenplay that is the real star here. She turns a premise that should be utterly exhausting into an enjoyable and insightful comedy.Alec B Super Reviewer
When Harry Met Sally Quotes
|Harry Burns:||Big Ten school.|
|Older Woman Customer:||I'll have what she's having.|
|Jess:||Marriages don't break up on account of infidelity. It's just a symptom that something else is wrong.|
|Harry Burns:||Oh, really? Well, that symptom is fucking my wife!|
|Harry Burns:||Why don't you tell me the story of your life?|
|Sally Albright:||The story of my life?|
|Harry Burns:||We've got eighteen hours to kill before we hit New York.|
|Sally Albright:||The story of my life isn't even going to get us out of Chicago, I mean nothing's happened to me yet. That's why I'm going to New York.|
|Harry Burns:||So something can happen to you?|