Film Review: When Harry Met Sally (1989)

I watched When Harry Met Sally just this week. Hmm, I read that it’s a cult classic after researching. I basically watched it because I have a copy and my mom said that it’s good! So yeah.

Is it funny? Yes, sorta. But I didn’t find it AMAZING. I guess there’s a generation gap? But no, the themes are classics that every age group knows or can relate to. It’s not the outfits since I love vintage stuff. I guess I already know what will happen to them. Since it’s a romcom, you can bet that they will end up together. And with the tone of the movie and snippets of the wiki article, you know that they will end up together. So it’s up to how they will end up together for me to enjoy this.

Well, I enjoyed watching it but not much. I guess I’m waiting for something to blow me away but nothing came so I ended up being disappointed. I kept thinking, “Oh come on, when will they end up together?”. Or I thought to myself, “Gah, it’s so obvious they are for each other and when will they realize that?”.

Billy Crystal as Harry Burns was funny and Meg Ryan as Sally Albright was pretty. I just don’t think they are of the same age. Sorry Crystal, you look really older compared to Ryan.

The film raises the question “Can men and women ever just be friends?” and the movie revolves on that question. Basically, that’s the theme of the movie. Personally, I believe men and women can have a platonic relationship. 🙂

I think the most famous scene or the film is best known for this and I’m backed up by the wiki article is the deli scene. Harry and Sally are having lunch at Katz’s Delicatessen. They are arguing about a man’s ability to recognize when a woman is faking an orgasm. Sally says that men cannot tell the difference, and to prove her point, she fakes one. This was really funny but awkward to watch because everyone in the restaurant was watching her. I mean, seriously, you would embarass yourself to prove that point? HAHAHAHAHA! :)) Harry is shocked and embarassed as well. But that’s not the funny part, or at least, the punchline. The scene ends with Sally casually returning to her meal as if nothing happened as a nearby patron places her order and says “I’ll have what she’s having”. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA =)))

The transitional scenes with the stories of the old couples and their love stories were really aaaaaaaawwww.

I think that’s all I can say. 😀

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