When Harry Met Sally

Synopsis: Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem: "Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?"
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Rob Reiner
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
76
Rotten Tomatoes:
90%
R
Year:
1989
96 min
762 Views

I was sitting with my friend

Arthur Kornblum in a restaurant.

It was a Horn & Hardart cafeteria.

And this beautiful girl walked in,

and I turned to Arthur

and I said "Arthur, you see that girl?

I'm going to marry her."

And two weeks later we were married.

And it's over 50 years later,

and we're still married.

~ It's very clear

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - 1977

~ Our love is here to stay

- I love you.

- I love you.

~ Not for a year

~ But ever and a day

~ Oh, the radio and the telephone

~ And the movies that we know

~ May just be passing fancies...

Hi, Sally. Sally, this is Harry Burns.

- Harry, this is Sally Albright.

- Nice to meet you.

- Wanna drive the first shift?

- You're there already. You start.

Back's open.

- Call me.

- I'll call you as soon as I get there.

- Call me from the road.

- I'll call you before that.

- I love you.

- I love you.

Sorry.

- I miss you already. I miss you already.

- I miss you.

- Bye.

- Bye.

~ In time, the Rockies may crumble

~ Gibraltar may tumble

~ They only made of clay

~ But

~ Our love is here to stay

I have it all figured out. It's an 18-hour trip,

which becomes six shifts of three hours.

Or, alternatively,

we could break it down by mileage.

There's a... There's a map on the visor

that I've marked to show the locations

where we can change shifts.

Grape?

No. I don't like to eat between meals.

I'll roll down the window.

Why don't you tell me

the story of your life?

- The story of my life?

- We got 18 hours to kill before New York.

That won't even get us out of Chicago.

Nothing's happened to me yet.

- So I'm going to New York.

- So something'll happen?

- Yes.

- Like what?

Like I'm going to journalism school.

So you can write about things

that happen to other people.

- That's one way to look at it.

- Suppose nothing happens.

Suppose you never meet anybody,

you never become anything,

then you die and nobody notices for two

weeks until the smell drifts into the hall.

- Amanda said you had a dark side.

- That's what drew her to me.

- Your dark side?

- Sure. Why, don't you have a dark side?

I know, you probably

dot your "i"s with little hearts.

I have just as much of a

dark side as the next person.

Oh, really? When I buy a new book,

I always read the last page first.

That way, if I die before I finish

I know how it ends.

That, my friend, is a dark side.

That doesn't mean you're deep.

I mean, yes, basically I'm a happy person.

- So am I.

- I don't see anything wrong with that.

No, you're too busy being happy.

Ever think about death?

- Yes.

- Sure you do. A fleeting thought

that drifts in and out of the transom

of your mind. I spend days.

And this makes you a better person?

Look, when the shit comes down,

I'm gonna be prepared and you're not.

In the meantime, you're gonna

ruin your whole life waiting for it.

- You're wrong.

- I'm not wrong. He wants her to leave.

- That's why he puts her on the plane.

- She doesn't want to stay!

Of course she wants to stay! Wouldn't you

rather be with Bogart than the other guy?

I don't wanna spend my life in Casablanca

married to a man who runs a bar.

That probably sounds snobbish

to you, but I don't.

- You'd rather be in a loveless marriage...

- And First Lady of Czechoslovakia.

..than with the man you had

the greatest sex of your life with,

just because he owns a bar

and that is all he does?

Yes.

And so would any woman in

her right mind. Women are practical,

even Ingrid Bergman, which is why she

gets on the plane at the end of the movie.

I understand.

- What? What?

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Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron ( EF-rən; May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker. She is best known for her romantic comedy films and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood (1983), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally.... She sometimes wrote with her sister Delia Ephron. Her last film was Julie & Julia. Her first produced play, Imaginary Friends (2002), was honored as one of the ten best plays of the 2002-03 New York theatre season. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for Lucky Guy. more…

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