When Harry Met Sally...

20 years ago today - Friday, July 21, 1989 - my favorite film was released.

I can't even guess the number of times I have seen it since I first saw it in the long gone AMC Fountain Square theater in Nashville.

And, even though I've thought about it over and over again, I can't really explain to people what the film means to me or why I feel such a deep connection to it. I just do.

It's amazing to me how dead on it still is 20 years later. It's just as relevant and doesn't feel a bit dated when I watch it but it also still transports me back to the late '80's every time I watch it.


Yes, it is not the typical "guy movie". And, after "When Harry Met Sally...", I can't remember many non-romantic, non-comedy movies I have actually sat through. I also can't think of many movies that have come close to it for me. Some people would say "Sleepless in Seattle" or "You've Got Mail" but neither have "it". "(500) Days of Summer" is getting a lot of buzz right now and several reviewers have called it the "When Harry Met Sally..." of today's generation. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed on that one. (As soon as I see it, I'll write up my opinion on that!)


So, here's to "When Harry Met Sally..." - my favorite movie. Here's to all of us out there who have seen it so many times we can speak all the lines right along with it. Here's to all of us who can't help but think of it on every New Years Eve. Here's to all of us who will celebrate the 30th anniversary and beyond.

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