Thursday, March 04, 2010

"I'll have what she's having"

When Harry Met Sally (1989), is as far as I'm concerned, the ultimate date movie. It's a feel-good flick that has all the elements necessary for a romantic night on the couch. The relatable nature of the film allows for viewers to call upon their own experiences of love, friendship and the dangers that can arise when the two are mixed. The film speaks to the post-80's generation about sex and the mysteries of relationships in a way that makes the viewer laugh and cry, which makes the film timeless.

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan work very well together and do a fantastic job portraying a real-life situation of friends that become lovers. And for all you guys, the film features the hilariously sarcastic humor of Billy Crystal plus Meg Ryan simulating and orgasm. What more could you ask for?

The movie is representative of its time, (that being the transition of the 80s to 90s), but can still be viewed as an 80's film. The scene of the two in the incredibly trendy "Sharper Image" experimenting with such gadgets as the cassette tape karaoke machine really captures the time. There is also a lot of dialogue that features the insight of Harry on sex and relationships, a subject that was becoming less taboo in the 1980's.

I would highly recommend this film to anyone who has not seen the film or is looking for a good movie to watch with their significant other.

The Deli Scene (A scene that should worry most men)

1 comment:

Vladigogo said...

Like with DIE HARD, this was one of the movies I had memorized when in grad school.

I also have a vague remembrance of a showing of the film on campus and sitting in the front row for it.