When Harry Met Sally

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7.71 h 35 min1989X-RayR
Harry and Sally meet on a trip to New York after graduating. As their lives and careers grow separately, their paths cross over and over again, causing them to consider a romance with each other.
Directors
Rob Reiner
Starring
Billy CrystalMeg RyanCarrie Fisher
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ComedyDramaEPGRomance
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English [CC]
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English
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Supporting actors
Bruno Kirby
Producers
Rob ReinerAndrew Scheinman
Studio
Warner Bros. Domestic Televisi
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R (Restricted)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

11958 global ratings

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M. K. DeloreanReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not everything you see is relevant, but this is
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Uncut, with a great collection of extras and good picture quality. I'm no expert on edge enhancement but details look natural. Blu Ray com's review would have mentioned any problems in that area. Amazon really needs to get their act together on reviews here (and not just here; this is a pervasive problem) where reviews for ALL SORTS of releases over the years are conglomerated here *together*, some even showing as verified purchases but again these are for earlier editions of the film, some of which my well have cut scenes etc. for all I know but this 30th anniversary Shout release is just fine. This resumes adds 44 minutes of a new extra, and carried over are several previous extras from earlier releases.
34 people found this helpful
Brontë MansfieldReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Poorly dubbed, missing a scene?
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I love this movie, but this digital version of it is disappointing. It is poorly dubbed, so sometimes the dialogue is slightly out of sync with the actors' mouths, and I also believe this may be missing the scene when Harry tells Sally that he always reads the end of the book first, in case he dies before he finishes it. That's kind of integral to his character, so I don't know what happened to that scene in this digital version.
66 people found this helpful
LaurenReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Edited Out Scenes from the original
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As another reviewer mentioned, this version cuts out the cafe scene where Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm. Super disappointed... now I’m just watching the rest of the movie to see what else was edited out. Seriously?
45 people found this helpful
TulliaReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a Great Film!
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Rob Reiner does an outstanding job directing this film. Just as good as he did directing "The American President."

The semi-documentary style employed when mature couples seated side-by-side intermittently appear in the film and testify to how they met, how long they are married, and how much they love each other gives a great effect to the film. One mature woman said of her love, "I knew when you know about a good melon." Perfect!

The best scene in the film is in the Globe Restaurant when Sally (Meg Ryan) fakes an orgasm, and Rob Reiner's mother, Estelle, says to the waiter, "I'll have what she's having."

The chemistry between Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal is superb. Likewise, Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby work so well together.

Nora Ephron orders her salad with the dressing on the side in a restaurant. She is a very, very fussy person when ordering food in a restaurant. Rob Reiner decided to make Sally order food like Ms. Ephron.

This film is about two people who met and didn't like each other. Then they became friends. Then they fell in love.

Billy Crystal is especially outstanding in this film

This is one of the best rom-coms ever next to "The American President.," and "You've Got Mail."

Bruno Kirby died at age 57 of Leukemia. He left us too soon.
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Allen JacksonReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
30th Anniv. Blu-Ray by Shout Factory has great picture, but poorly done English subtitles
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I just bought Shout! Factory's 30th Anniversary (2019) version Blu-ray of this 1989 movie, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, from Amazon. This is a double-dip for me, as I already own the earlier MGM Blu-ray version, as well as the DVD before that.

Shout! Factory seems to ruin a lot of products, such as the Season 7 DVD set of ALL IN THE FAMILY, where they mastered every episode with out-of-sync audio and video, due to poor, film-like video in general because they evidently transferred these episodes to film in their remastering process, though the show was shot and aired in VIDEO-- never film. They refused to correct that DVD season set when approached about it. This is one terrible company-- they often do very little right, though they issue at least some good products.

Their 30th Anniv. version Blu-ray of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY is a good product. It is 1:35.32 in running time, vs. the 1-second briefer, earlier Blu-ray release from MGM at 1:35.31.

The remastered picture quality in the newer Shout Factory version is a definite upgrade from the earlier Blu-ray from the original studio; this one is VERY sharp and pretty. However, the earlier version is sharp and pretty enough-- it has a very solid Blu-ray picture, if not quite as amazing in picture quality as this newer one. It appears that ALL of the extras (incl. a couple of good documentaries about the making of the movie) were ported over from the MGM version, and on this 30th Anniv. version, they added a 2019 conversation between Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal of over 40 minutes, which was very informative. Crystal was great, Reiner less so because he has clearly aged plenty and sounds like an old man who is chatty and silly, and that grates after a while, but it's definitely worthwhile to see. It would have been a lot better feature had they put on English subtitles for those of us who enjoy catching every word said, but they didn't.

That brings me to the one big failing of this Blu-ray-- the English subtitles in the movie itself, which are poorly done and seemingly were done by someone who doesn't speak English as a first language. Repeatedly, the word "supposed" (as in "supposed to") was spelled "suppose." The possessive "whose" was spelled "who's," and there are plenty of other misspellings; also, the subtitles are FAR from word-for-word or accurate enough. That is especially egregious since this movie is ALL about the dialogue-- not the action (at all), not plot twists-- but purely about the dialogue. I really think it's inexcusable; not only the work that was done by a clearly unqualified person in making the subtitles, but by whoever approved of that person's work at Shout Factory. They could have just, in some fashion or another, ported over or copied the subtitles from the earlier MGM version, if they were too lazy to do it the right way, which would have been to listen to the dialogue and then type EXACTLY what was said.

Otherwise, this is a very good Blu-ray, and I would have given it four stars, not five, so as to acknowledge the poorly done English subtitles, which are very important to many of us (especially for this movie), but that job was really SO bad, unacceptable, and frankly embarrassing to Shout Factory, that I give this Blu-ray release only three stars.

By the way, I've read several reviews here where it is said that the famous restaurant orgasm scene of Sally's was deleted, and also that another, different scene with Harry was deleted. But I can assure you that both of those scenes are in the Shout Factory Blu-ray release (just as they are in the MGM Blu-ray release and in the DVD); as I viewed them myself. In fact, initially, having read those reviews, I was looking for the restaurant orgasm scene and didn't find it early in the movie, during the opening cross-country drive, when they stopped at a diner, and my thought was that that is where the scene was supposed to be, but unfortunately perhaps not in this release. However, it is actually much later in the movie, at about the 46-minute mark, when they are in a New York deli, and indeed it occurs, with a whole bunch of New Yorkers staring at Meg Ryan during her solo, which is capped off by Estelle Reiner saying her famous line. There is not one second of the original version of this movie that is missing from this Shout Factory 30th Anniversary Blu-ray release.

If you have the earlier, MGM Blu-ray release, and are not an absolute perfectionist always seeking better picture quality (as I often am), that one's a beauty in terms of picture quality, and it has tons of extras with the exception of the 30th Anniversary conversation between Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal. If this new feature might be important to you because you're a huge fan of this film, then get the 30th Anniversary release; otherwise, the earlier MGM Blu-ray release is just terrific in picture quality itself, and I don't know that the subsequent picture quality improvement makes it necessary to double-dip by also getting the 30th Anniv. Blu-ray, because the earlier MGM version Blu-ray looks so beautiful itself.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Maintains its status as a classic rom-com
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When Harry Met Sally is a classic rom-com. Meg Ryan met Billy Crystal when they were in college and didn’t like each other. They get in an argument about whether men and women can be friends and not be sexual with each other. Years later they meet again and try to see whether Crystal’s argument was true or not. Most of the movie turns out to be Crystal dominating the scenes. He has something to say about everything but mostly he talks about relationships. Ryan is the much more reserved character. Their relationship is interesting because you can see on their faces when things change but it’s emotionally and mentally. It takes a while for them to act on it but again, it’s shown in their faces. I also never thought of Billy Crystal as a romantic lead but he pulls it off. In the end, When Harry Met Sally has maintained its status as a classic.
2 people found this helpful
Obi WanReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
You made a woman meow?
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░░░░░BABY FISH MOUTH!!!!░░░░░

This is another one of those movies that I hated when I was younger but adore now. My wife turned me onto this. I liked it so much when we were dating that we recorded all the older married couples we know talking about how they met and fell in love and played it as a montage at our wedding, just like the clips they use to bookend the scenes in this movie.

I just connect with this movie because my wife takes 20 minutes to order a sandwich. And that's the magic of this story, is that Harry and Sally do at least 15 things that everyone can personally relate to.

In the end it's just a sweet story about two friends who really love each other on a deep emotional level. It just take them 15 years to realize it.

It's well acted. It's a good story. It highlights the differences between men and women perfectly. It's just a great movie to watch with someone you love. And the Pictionary scene makes me laugh so hard my sides hurt every single time. The entire movie it really funny. But it's also sweet.

This is considered to be THE romantic comedy for a reason. It's the best one.
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Sony_XLReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
film of the modern era.
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Love doesn't come in a minute,

Sometimes it doesn't come at all

I only know that when I'm in it

It isn't silly, no, it isn't silly, love isn't silly at all.

These words, from Paul McCartney's 'Silly Love Songs', seem to me to be a very accurate description of the theme of 'When Harry Met Sally'. This iconic romantic comedy, written by Nora Ephron, is, for me, one of the most insightful comments on the place of love in the post-60s world. It charts the way that acquaintance can turn into friendship and then into love.

Harry (Billy Crystal) encounters Sally (Meg Ryan) on a long car journey during which they both seem to decide that the other is obnoxious in one way or another. Their path to love is funny, totally engaging and ultimately unforgettable.

One of the greatest - no THE greatest - characteristic of the cinema is its ability to access our deepest emotions. How many times do we weep cathartically in our normal lives - most of us, not many. Yet there are dozens of films that induce just this kind of reaction. How many times do we laugh so much that we ache - very rarely outside a cinema, but often within. How many times are we so scared that we cannot move - almost never in life, but often in the cinema. And these emotions cannot be accessed in the same way through any other art.

And there are laughs and tears galore in 'When Harry Met Sally'. Why? Because we really *care* for these kooky characters, and the love that they find has a kind of purity that our loves struggle to emulate.

For some people (and I feel sorry for them) films that induce a warm feeling of pleasure are sentimental and worthless. They should avoid this film as it might undermine their sterile cynicism. But if you trust your emotions and regard them as your greatest asset, 'When Harry Met Sally' will be one of the most worthwhile films of the modern era.
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