When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
They just do not make romantic comedies like this anymore. Love this movie and enjoy it every time I watch it.
Harry and Sally meet each other, don’t really like each other, then meet again years later. Second time around they tolerate each other, still go their separate ways. It’s not until like eleven years after the initial meet that they become friends. Their friendship is so genuine and sweet that you could almost end the movie there, but it continues and they fall in love and they deal with the issues that arise.
Why is it so difficult to find an intelligent romantic comedy these days? When Harry Met Sally… makes it look so easy. Nora Ephron’s sharp script is the biggest highlight, but Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan have terrific chemistry. Crystal’s deadpan wit and Ryan’s bubbly personality play off each other wonderfully, and their gradually progressing relationship is entirely convincing. It all seems to happen so naturally.
I agree, that’s one of the great things about the movie, how natural everything is. It’s funny, but doesn’t try too hard to be.