Tomorrow evening I will be boarding an overnight bus to my home away from home — New York City. Diverting from my December Woody Allen theme for Travel Film Friday, I decided to honour my favourite happy place on this earth with a Rob Reiner film, When Harry Met Sally. It’s not a “travelling” film, per se, but it takes place in NYC. For me, that’s enough.
I don’t know what can be said about this movie that hasn’t already been said — it is twenty-four years old, after all. Nonetheless, here’s my summary of the film in case you haven’t had the chance to see it for yourself.
A young man and woman meet in university, decide to carpool home to New York City after they graduate, then don’t see each other again for years afterwards (much to each one’s pleasure as they got along horribly). Eventually they run into each other as older adults, become friends, and explore the intricacies of maintaining a friendship with a member of the opposite sex.
Set against the backdrop of New York City, with quirky characters and touching moments, this movie is a classic that should maintain a spot on everyone’s DVD shelf (at least in my opinion). Plus, a part of the movie takes place over the holidays, so I figured it’s appropriate for this time of the year 😉