Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steven Ford, Lisa Jane Persky, Michelle Nicastro, Kevin Rooney, Harley Kozak, Franc Luz, Tracy Reiner, Estelle Reiner
Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) first meet as they finish college in Chicago and spend 18 hours together in a car headed to New York. They don't quite hit off, but over the next 10 years they occasionally meet and soon become friends. But then they are confronted with a problem: can a man and a woman be just friends?
If I didn't know it, I'd say Woody Allen made this, because even though the story is different, the music, the humour, and the dialogue feel like "Annie Hall" or "Manhattan". However, nouveau Rob Reiner did a great job.
When Harry Met Sally... is an appealing, funny, sweet, and touching romantic comedy, one of the best romantic comedies indeed.
Nora Ephron's writing is clever, and witty. The dialogue do remember Allen's, but is amazing, and it has its memorable quotes. The story is wonderfully engaging, and keeps you glued on the screen to find out what will happen in the next scene. The character development is quite remarkable, and the great thing is that you get to know Harry and Sally in the same way they are getting to know each other.
The all thing is delivered with some great acting as well. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan both shine as Harry and Sally, and the chemistry between them is superb. The supporting cast - Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher - does a spectacular job.
Harry Burns: It is so nice when you can sit with someone and not have to talk.