When Harry Met Sally

1989

When Harry Met Sally

Critics Consensus

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.

90%

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89%

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Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

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Cast

Meg Ryan
as Sally
Gretchen Palmer
as Stewardess
David Burdick
as 9-Year-Old Boy
Joseph Hunt
as Waiter at Wedding
Franc Luz
as Julian
Estelle Reiner
as Older Woman Customer
John Arceri
as Christmas Tree Salesman
Peter Day
as Joke Teller at Wedding
Kuno Sponholtz
as Man in Documentary
Charles Dugan
as Man in Documentary
Connie Sawyer
as Woman in Documentary
Katherine Squire
as Woman in Documentary
Al Christy
as Man in Documentary
Bernie Hern
as Man in Documentary
Frances Chaney
as Woman in Documentary
Rose Wright
as Woman in Documentary
Aldo Rossi
as Man in Documentary
Peter Pan
as Man in Documentary
Donna Hardy
as Woman in Documentary
Jane Chung
as Woman in Documentary
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Audience Reviews for When Harry Met Sally

  • 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
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • 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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