When Harry Met Sally
Director: Rob Reiner
Producer: Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinmann
Screenwriter: Nora Ephron
Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher,
MPAA Rating: R
Year of Release: 1989
Released on Video: 01/09/2001
Harry and Sally first meet on a cross-country
road trip as both are leaving school for New York to begin
their careers. Both are single, but clearly, these two are
not meant for each other — they are as different as
black and white. But they meet again at the airport a few
years later when she’s with a new boyfriend. And again,
years later, when they’re both in relationships, and
again, when he’s mid-divorce and she has just been dumped.
They keep bumping into each other until finally, they realize
they like each other and become close friends. And after a
long friendship, they finally realize that despite the differences
between them, they love each other.
Notice the constant transformation that Sally
and Harry go through in their relationship over a long period
of time. They go through many ups and downs during which their
relationship improves. Notice how they experience many different
kinds of emotions during this time and are able to forgive
each other for their mistakes.
- Do you believe that your relationship(s)
will never change for the better?
- Did some of your relationships undergo changes over long
periods of time?
- Were changes in the relationship between Sally and Harry
similar or different from the changes in yours?
- Are you willing to tolerate the different kinds of emotions
that often change relationships?
- Do you sense what could help you to move toward forgiveness
if your friend or partner made a mistake?