Most famous for the faking-orgasm-in-a-restaurant scene, Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron’s bittersweet tale of love and friendship remains as timeless as Meg Ryan’s apparently Botox-enhanced forehead.
Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) meet on a long car trip, and despite initially despising each other, gradually become best friends as the years pass. But will the issue of sex pull them together or drive them apart?
Romantic comedies rarely come with this much bite, but then the initial idea did stem from Reiner’s own divorce. The film is revelatory in its depiction of relationships; portraying moments both tender and pitiful, filled with anger and frustration, yet all the while proving consistently, surprisingly funny.