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|When Harry Met Sally |
Actor: Billy Crystal
"Brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit" (Rolling Stone), this "splendid and irresistible" (Los Angeles Times) film from director Rob Reiner(American President is one of the best-loved romantic comedies of... more »
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Callie K. (ballofglitter) from GRAND ISLAND, NE
Reviewed on 8/5/2014...
This movie was okay. It's a dry romantic comedy but it's pretty slow and drags oooonnnnnn.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Christine A. (WriteReviseEdit) from ROCHESTER, NY
Reviewed on 2/13/2013...
There's no way to not like "When Harry Met Sally" ... this particular edition?
I enjoyed the Special Features, though I don't know that they're compelling enough to incite repeat viewing. Rob Reiner is NOT the best interview subject, in that he doesn't have a ton of charisma or anything (sorry, Rob) - but, just being able to watch and hear him banter back and forth with Nora Ephron (a great, departed talent) makes it worthwhile.
The duo dishes about what they were thinking, how this idea germinated, how long it took to actually get started on it and what went on in the process. It's all pretty enlightening. Input from a years-after-WHMS Billy Crystal is also interesting. I loved hearing about the ad libbing and improvisation on the set, in particular. I wish more of the cast had participated. That, in part, accounts for my less than "5" rating. That and, as mentioned earlier, the not-so-super-charged quality of Reiner's communication style.
Definitely worth viewing, that's for sure!
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You should meet Harry and Sally
serpico1000 | London | 12/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Something has always bothered me about romantic comedies, i.e. you rarely actually get to see the couple fall in love, you know, actually witness the growth of the bond between them. They just fall in love, but you don't really get to be there. Except when you're watching 'When Harry Met Sally'. Rob Riener made a better film from a Nora Ephron script than she ever could. No offence to her, she's just a better writer than she is director. And Meg Ryan is so much better with Billy Crystal than Tom Hanks, although I have nothing but respect for Mr.Hanks. The thing is that its not just a genuinely and consistently funny movie, it's also terribly romantic. It spans about twleve years in the lives of both Harry and Sally, from their first meeting at college. They grow and change, they like and dislike each other, they become romantically involved and then they don't. The whole thing is very engrossing and witty but never seems far fetched or fantastical. I rate this movie as a contender for cinema's best romantic comedy. Enjoy the dialogue, the charm, the music, the drama and melodrama and give praise to Rob Riener and his magnificant team who made a wonderful film. The stars have not reunited since and it is possibly for the best as it would be an extremely difficult task to repeat this kind of quality. Chemistry and genuine emtion are hard to come by in this genre, enjoy it while you can. Its available on video and DVD and is rarely edited for T.V."
This DVD was worth waiting for.
Joecool | Chicago, IL United States | 01/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When Harry Met Sally is the best romantic comedy ever. Meg Ryan is gorgeous and Billy Crystal is charming. It's about Harry, just a normal guy, who dates beautiful women, while developing a friendship with Sally. The chemistry between the two is what makes this movie. From a guy's viewpoint, you wonder if Harry can have his cake and eat it too- to sleep with many women while the one you truly love waits idly by. (Sally is much less promiscuous, and dates for different reasons) Unfortunately though, this rarely works in real life, but maybe it will in the movies... The music sounds great and the picture is up to the quality you'd expect from a DVD. The movie itself is in its original form with the deleted scenes included in a separate category with the extras. They are interesting, but Rob made the right choice to exclude them because the movie Is better without them. Other extras include trailers, interviews and a music video. All of which make it complete. This is a great movie to watch alone or with loved ones. It also has excellent replay value and therefore I recommend owning it. You won't be disappointed."
Horrible repackaging of an already released product. Skip It
Count Vertigo | Las Vegas, NV | 01/16/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is nothing more than the original release of the DVD of the classic film repackaged to include a compilation of music from the decade in which it was released. The worst thing is that none of the music on the CD has anything to do with the movie itself. I'm not even sure that any of the songs were released around the time that the movie was in theaters. Had it been the actual soundtrack of the film included we might've had something to get mildly excited over. There's also a 'time capsule' booklet with events that happened during the 80's. There are much better ways of learning 80's history than with a 16 page leaflet.
Skip this product entirely, and instead try the 'Collector's Edition.' It is far superior with remastered 5.1 audio sound, exceptional audio commentary and a number of featurettes on the making of the film. The only thing better would be to see a remastered version on Blu-Ray (hint, hint Sony!)."