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When Harry Met Sally... VHS
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"Brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit" (Rolling Stone), this "splendid and irresistible" (Los Angeles Times) film from director Rob Reiner(American President is one of the best-loved romantic comedies of all time. Featuring dazzling performances from Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby, exceptional music from Harry Connick Jr., and an Oscar(r)-nominated* screenplay by Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally is an "explosively funny" commentary on friendship, courtships - and other hardships - of the modern age (Newsweek)! Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? that's what Harry (Crystal) and Sally (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? *1989
Nora Ephron wrote the brisk screenplay for this 1989 romantic comedy, director Rob Reiner made a nicely glossy New York story (very much in a Woody Allen vein) out of it, and Billy Crystal's unstoppable charm made it something really special. Crystal and Meg Ryan play longtime platonic friends who keep dancing around their deeper feelings for one another, and Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher are their respective pals who fall in love and get married. Ryan doesn't get a lot of funny material, but her performance is typically alive and intuitive, and she more than holds her own with Crystal's comic motor mouth and sweet sentimentality. Reiner is on comfortable ground, liberated from the burden of making serious statements in the lead-footed manner of subsequent features. --Tom Keogh
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I finally decided to buy the DVD recently and I'm so glad I did! This movie grabbed my attention from the beginning until the very end.
It's hilarious, touching and it's "real". There are themes in the movie I think we can all relate too.
Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan are fantastic in their roles. I enjoyed Carrie Fisher as well.
This movie is very well written and a definite classic.
I loved it! It deserves all the acclaim it's gotten.
This is another one of those movies that I hated when I was younger but adore now. My wife turned me onto this. I liked it so much when we were dating that we recorded all the older married couples we know talking about how they met and fell in love and played it as a montage at our wedding, just like the clips they use to bookend the scenes in this movie.
I just connect with this movie because my wife takes 20 minutes to order a sandwich. And that's the magic of this story, is that Harry and Sally do at least 15 things that everyone can personally relate to.
In the end it's just a sweet story about two friends who really love each other on a deep emotional level. It just take them 15 years to realize it.
It's well acted. It's a good story. It highlights the differences between men and women perfectly. It's just a great movie to watch with someone you love. And the Pictionary scene makes me laugh so hard my sides hurt every single time. The entire movie it really funny. But it's also sweet.
This is considered to be THE romantic comedy for a reason. It's the best one.
My admiration goes to the filmmaker for leading the audience to watch through 12 years of Harry and Sally's separate and/or together personal growths to come to the conclusion that they are finally morphed into a matching couple. That's how us audience can 'feel' and 'root for' the characters.
The segments where old married couples recount the initial meeting with their mates were so positive and reaffirming. They make me believe in marriage and togetherness again.
Although the 80's wardrobe is a bit dated but the movie itself is still as good and fresh as when it first came out on the theatrical run. Buy this movie!
I give it 4 stars because there is no subtitle.
movie 'I'll have what she's having' after Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm in a restaurant is 3rd on the list of all time comedy great lines. Billy Crystal made up the line and the woman ordering in the restaurant is none other than Carl Reiner's mother, Estelle Reiner. But, even if unknowns, the story begs one question, 'Can a man and a women every really be just friends?' Watch the movie and find out.
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