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When Harry Met Sally

Director: Rob Reiner
Producer: Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinmann
Screenwriter: Nora Ephron
Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
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.

Viewing Suggestion:

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.

Ask Yourself:

- 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?