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When Harry Met Sally...

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1989
  • Rob Reiner
  • 91 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic comedy starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. "Men and women can't be friends. The sex part always gets in the way." This is Harry's philosophy on life. Sally doesn't agree with him about this or anything else. But as the mismatched couple repeatedly encounter one another over the next few years, each has occasion to change their views. Could this be the beginning of a beautiful friendship?

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Essentially concerned with the several meetings and partings of two college graduates over a decade or so, as life and love take their toll, this romantic comedy argues the question of whether men and women can ever have friendship without sex. The teaming of Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal is perfect, while supporting stars Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby are outstanding and add a welcome suggestion of edge. With its glitzy New York locations and beguiling soundtrack of popular standards, the movie offers a glamorised excursion into Woody Allen territory, and is a triumph of expert and irresistible escapist entertainment. The fake-orgasm-in-a-deli set piece propelled Ryan into stratospheric stardom, but there are numerous other pleasures to be found in Nora Ephron's Oscar-nominated screenplay and Rob Reiner's astute direction.

Credits

Cast

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Harry BurnsBilly Crystal
Sally AlbrightMeg Ryan
MarieCarrie Fisher
JessBruno Kirby
JoeSteven Ford
AliceLisa Jane Persky
AmandaMichelle Nicastro
StewardessGretchen Palmer

Crew

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DirectorRob Reiner

Details

Released on
2015-12-11
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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