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Discover these hidden gems to stream now – this week we’re rewatching When Harry Met Sally

08.07.2020

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If I had to choose only one film to watch for the rest of my life, When Harry Met Sally would be it. This romantic comedy to trump all other romantic comedies offers a blissful, if momentary, respite when the world continues in a disorderly fashion. Where to begin? There’s the anti-meet-cute – which spans an 18-hour road trip from Chicago to New York. Harry and Sally disagree on everything (H: What I'm saying is, and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form - is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way). Nora Ephron’s pitch-perfect script is as much educational as it is hilarious. A kind of anthropological dissection of the blurred nature of male/female relationships and womanhood, wrapped up in a will-they-won’t-they love story. But a love story it is, nonetheless. There’s also the best friends you want to be your friends (Carrie Fisher), the faked orgasms, the “wagon wheel, Roy Rogers, garage sale coffee table!”, the pee-can pie (we'll likely be friends for life if you instinctively get those references). Above all, it’s just endlessly comforting to watch. Timeless, even 30+ years after its release. The film equivalent of a long and winding conversation with your best friend you haven’t seen for ages, while cradling a cup of tea…

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