Castle Rock/Nelson (Rob Reiner & Andrew
W: Nora Ephron
DP: Barry Sonnenfeld
Ed: Robert Leighton
Mus: Marc Shaiman & Harry Connick, Jr.
Billy Crystal (Harry Burns), Meg
Ryan (Sally Albright), Carrie Fisher (Marie), Bruno Kirby (Jess), Steven Ford (Joe), Lisa Jane Persky (Alice), Michelle Nicastro (Amanda)
One of the best romantic comedies of the late 20th
century, simply because the relationship between its two main characters is entirely believable. This is mostly due to the excellent performances of Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, but also
because of the intelligent, witty screenplay by Nora Ephron.
When Harry Burns and Sally Albright first meet, it's to
take turns driving from their university in Chicago to New York City. Despite having a girlfriend, Harry finds Sally attractive but she finds him an insufferable, obnoxious chauvinist,
especially after he muses that men and women can't be friends because sex always gets in the way.
They meet again several years later, when Harry is married
and Sally engaged, only then their friendship begins to blossom.
Sex eventually does get in the way, threatening their
strictly-platonic friendship, but ultimately proving that Harry's theory may have been correct all along.
Though romantic comedies are normally aimed at women, When
Harry Met Sally is very easy for men to enjoy due to it's frank dialogue which brings about some incredibly funny scenes, particularly the famous "coffee shop scene", possibly Meg Ryan's
finest big screen moment.