When Harry Met Sally
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Rob Reiner's romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as the title pair. The film opens with the two strangers, both newly graduated from the University of Chicago, share a car trip from Chicago to New York, where they are both going to make their way. During the trip, they discuss aspects of their characters and their lives, eventually deciding it is impossible for men and women to be "just friends." They arrive in New York and go their separate ways. They meet a few years later on an airplane and Harry reveals he is married. They meet again at a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

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"Reiner wants to maintain the sitcom sense of comfort and familiarity; he creates types that we somehow already know, slightly out-of-focus images in which we can see ourselves and our friends."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"If you love vintage Woody Allen, you'll like the nouveau Rob Reiner."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Reiner and his stars, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, are better at displaying the foibles of human natures than exploring them."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ Robin Karney, Radio Times
"...a better-than-average romantic comedy that remains just as relevant now as it did in 1989..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"When Harry Met Sally pleasantly affirms the institution of marriage while showing how difficult it is to achieve a lasting one."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"During the slow passages, I wondered to what extent the film's creators are aware of its Woodyisms, and to what degree they feel guilty about ripping Allen off."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"As played winningly by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, there is a quirky chemistry created in their offbeat pairing."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"When Harry Met Sally is funny and likable, but it will be a torture chamber for anxious singles."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Sally is special lightning-in-a-bottle stuff that every member of the production has spent precious years of their lives trying to recreate, but always failing miserably."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"The summer's uncorseted, unqualified delight."
‑ Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
"ike Harry and Sally, the movie is hardworking, spot on; it winepresses its conversation into epigrams."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"What knocks it out of the park is the combination of Ephron's insights and Reiner's matchless comic chops."
‑ Kate Stables, Total Film
"By the end, when everyone should be rooting for Crystal and Ryan to get together, the whole enterprise has long since soured."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"This is Ephron at her best."
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