• When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

When Harry Met Sally...

Release Date: 1989

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them.

Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steven Ford, Lisa Jane Persky, Michelle Nicastro, Harley Jane Kozak

Director: Rob Reiner

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment

Keywords: Friendship, Love, Transformation, Heartwarming, Best friend, 1970s, New York City, 1980s, Lighthearted

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    A ravishing, romantic lark brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What makes it special, apart from the Ephron screenplay, is the chemistry between Crystal and Ryan. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Together, Crystal and Ryan really click. Even though their characters are polar opposites (or perhaps because of it), their interaction has a charm and warmth that most motion picture pairings lack. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture