When Harry Met Sally…

“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible…”

All you nerds can sit around debating the best Christmas movie of all time until you’re blue in the face, but the discussion of best New Year’s movie starts and ends with one flick… and one flick only.

When Harry Met Sally…

Billy Crystal (‘Miracle Max’ to you and me) and Meg Ryan (Hey kids, remember her?) were at their finest in Rob Reiner’s touching tale of two people who meet, hate each other, (time passes), become good friends, become more than good friends, almost blow it, and then wind up as the greatest couple this side of Bogie and Bacall.

Sure, she was stunning, and he was, well… Billy Crystal (you know–– the guy who spits grape pits at a closed car-door window?), but when they got together it was a little bit of magic. Of course, it took the better part of a decade for that Harry and Sally magic to finally happen, but when it did POOF!… we had one of the 80s best movies.

From the clips of happy couples sharing their little anecdotes, to the phone message inquiring whether Sally might be trapped under something heavy, to that “stupid, wagon wheel, Roy Rogers, garage sale coffee table”, When Harry Met Sally… gave us everything we could ask for…

…including the best on-screen (fake) orgasm of all time.

It finished 1989 at #11 at the box office, bringing in close to $100 million, but the movie’s true legacy lies in that one brief scene as the clock strikes midnight and Harry realizes his best friend is the love of his life, and Sally realizes that she was never just his consolation prize.

“You see? That is just like you, Harry. You say things like that, and you make it impossible for me to hate you.”

We ♥ When Harry Met Sally…

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~ by weheart80s on January 2, 2012.

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