This is kind of a two-fer. Not only is this the final installment of Steven’s All-Time Favorite Movies, but this is the start of our holiday movie series. Many people consider When Harry Met Sally as a New Year’s Eve movie, which it is, but it is a perfect film for the holidays overall.
The reason I consider this a New Year’s Eve film is simply this: New Year’s Eve bookends the film. Of course, there is a decent chunk of the movie that takes place before the holidays. However, it is the holiday when they discover their feelings for one another. Then, it is the holiday when they finally admit it to one another.
Patrick has said that watching Annie Hall, earlier this year, really demonstrates the kinship between the two films. However, if you ever watched the bonus features, Nora Ephron claims that there are two types of romantic comedies.
The Judeo-Christian romantic comedy, which is the bulk of the films. There is an obstacle that prevents them from getting together. Then, there are the Jewish romantic Comedies that focuses on the psyche of the characters that prevents them from getting together. It is the latter, in which, this movie falls in.
Both characters are completely oblivious to their feelings for one another. They get into their head and they are forever lost. This actually reminds me of some of my past loves never materialized due to this dilemma.
If we are to start off the holiday season, there couldn’t be a better movie to start off the series. Next week, we will begin the official (but not really) start of the holiday season. Work on your moan and check out The Extended Play Movie Podcast #67: When Harry Met Sally.
“Prevues of Coming Attractions” (HD Remaster) – RamtroStudios