When Harry Met Sally was a
1989 romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner. The movie
starred Billy Crystal as Harry Burns, Carrie Fisher as
Marie, Bruno Kirby as Jess, and Meg Ryan as Sally
Albright. The movie received mostly positive reviews,
and was ultimately a hit with fans at the box office.
The movie is still considered by many to be one of the
greatest romantic comedies to ever be produced.
In this movie, Harry Burns
(Crystal) and Sally Albright (Ryan) are friends who have
both recently graduated from the University of Chicago
and are on their way to new careers in New York City.
On the shared ride to the Big Apple, the two discuss
their ideas around the relationships between men and
women. Harry does not think a man and a woman can have
a true friendship due to underlying sexual tensions, and
Sally disagrees. At the end of the road trip, their
arguing was enough to cause them part ways as
Fast forward 5 years, and
the two meet up again by happenstance, with Harry trying
to explain away his earlier philosophy so that he and
Sally can once again be friends. It did not work. Fast
forward another 5 years at a time when they are both
single, and the two run into each other again at a
bookstore. It does not take long before they find
themselves talking frequently, and something begins to
blossom between them. After some tension, some
arguments, and some tears, the two ultimately end up
together as a couple.