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When Harry Met Sally

Published December 31, 2021

When Harry Met Sally

Film info

  • Title When Harry Met Sally
  • Director Rob Reiner
  • Year 1989
  • Run time 1hr 36m
  • Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Tagline Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?

There's never been a friendship quite like Harry and Sally's. From faking an orgasm at the corner deli, to debating the odds of having great sex with a guy named Sheldon, there's nothing Harry and Sally don't do together. Well, almost nothing... At a climactic New Year's Eve party, they finally must confront and embrace their true feelings for each other.

Live blog

Time Comment
1:46 Oof, with the jazzy start.
5:03 “Why don’t you tell me the story of your life?” Quite an opener.
6:06 Don’t read the last page first, argh!
17:07 “Do you have any women friends?” “No, but I will get one if it’s important to you.”
17:23 Two time periods so far and Meg’s hair has been well dodgy in both.
24:13 “You mean Joe is available?” Carrie Fisher steals the show, as always.
31:47 I mean, there’s a difference between being married and having kids, but sure.
37:17 Haven’t watched Casablanca yet, dammit.
41:01 “Not to repeat, please, to answer.”
47:53 Someone is ski-ing across Central Park… is that a thing?
51:06 I’ve never had a feeling about a melon one way or another… I need to up my melon game.
59:59 “In a city of eight million people, you’re bound to run into your ex-wife.”
1:08:23 Billy Crystal wielding the Kleenex is adorable.
1:15:13 I’m suspicious about the two separate landline numbers in the same bedroom.
1:21:32 The toast to Harry and Sally is somehow not a compliment.
1:31:17 “Anyway, it’s about old friends.”

Thoughts

I can’t believe I’ve never seen this film before, it’s brilliant! We only finally got around to watching it now because it turns out it’s a New Year’s Eve movie and we needed something to break the funk of Silent Night. It’s so good. The two stars are wonderful in their own right but also have great chemistry together, as friends and as potential romantic interests too.

And the lovely Carrie Fisher rocks up and steals every scene she’s in, as always. It’s got great banter, lots of warm humour about the fundamentals of relationships, and a happy ending. Hooray! And Happy New Year!

Rating: 5 / 5

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