When Harry Met Sally 1989

When Harry Met Sally...

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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.

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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.

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Billy Crystal
Harry Burns
Meg Ryan
Sally Albright
Marc Shaiman
Original Music
Barry Sonnenfeld
Cinematographer
Robert Leighton
Film Editor
Jane Musky
Production Design
George R. Nelson
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  • May 08, 2016
    Dated 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 Stars
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  • Mar 04, 2015
    Funny, 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". 5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 20, 2014
    Billy 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, 2014
    As 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

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