This was pretty great. A friend of mine for San Antonio, Tommy, used to say that Seinfeld would not exist without this movie. I can completely see it. This movie was so dry and funny I’m embarrassed it took me so long to see it. I think this is a pretty great way to finally meet the person you’ll marry, later in life with a better understanding of who you are.
This is our 100th post, and I wanted it to be about When Harry Met Sally. It’s a movie we’ve been meaning to watch for a while (I’d seen it, Chris hadn’t), and it’s good and funny and romantic and we’re all those things, too . . . so, it worked out!
But I really do love this movie. I don’t think it’s all that easy to find a romantic comedy that is sweet and pleasant but still isn’t afraid to use the word “fuck.” And while the characters have quirks I wouldn’t call either of them quirky, or even neurotic (reading the last page of a book first or being particular when ordering a restaurant doesn’t make you neurotic in my book). I’m not saying Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal are playing complete average Joes in this, but they’re really relatable. I’m also always struck by how really beautiful Meg Ryan is here. I think she’s sort of weird looking now, I guess from plastic surgery, which is sad. And though they’re not in it a ton, I think it’s worth mentioning how great of a supporting cast Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby make here.
But anyway, usually only sad or very beautiful things make me cry in movies, but the end of When Harry Met Sally makes me tear up. The line, “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,” is, honestly, one of the best lines in any movie, ever, I think. Because it’s really so true, and so sweet and just so great. I also think this movie highlights the fact that you might meet someone great in college and not even know it, until years later when you meet again, something that Chris and I both know quite well.