Sunday, July 18, 2010

When Harry Met Sally...

Restaurant customer: “I’ll have what she’s having!”

Sometimes, it’s not the food itself that becomes famous but what accompanies the dining experience. Certainly, that’s the case in When Harry Met Sally…. Over the course of the film, Harry (Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) spend a lot of time discussing sex, and over lunch one afternoon Harry asserts that a man can always tell if a woman is having a real orgasm; Sally responds by leaning back and faking one, out loud, in the middle of the lunch rush, to the astonishment of Harry and the other patrons. Though the meal itself (Was she having a salad? Did he order a burger?) is forgettable, the performance is not.

Released 1989
Directed by Rob Reiner
Written by Nora Ephron

Starring Billy Crystal as Harry Burns, Meg Ryan as Sally Albright, Carrie Fisher as Marie, and Bruno Kirby as Jess

Awards: 1990 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Film; 1990 American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) (Crystal) and Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) (Ryan); 1990 BAFTA Film Award for Best Screenplay-Original

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