When Harry Met Sally (1989)

I’m sure Moses struggled with it as will people who someday colonize Mars: can men and women “just be friends” without “the sex thing” getting in the way?

This rom-com — probably my wife’s favorite movie of all time — purports to address (if not answer) the ever-vexing question: can men and women ever really be friends without “the sex thing” getting in the way? I suspect this point has been debated since the time of Cro-Magnon man and will continue to be for generations to come.

Here is the famous delicatessen scene where Sally (Meg Ryan) meet challenges Harry (Billy Crystal) with regard to his self-assurance and “success” with women.

The actress at the end who places her order with the famous line, “I’ll have what she’s having“, is actually Estelle Reiner, mother of the movie’s director, Rob Reiner.

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