It’s been some sort of a family tradition for the last 10 years when I was still back home, where my sisters and I all huddle together every New Year’s Eve watching the mother of all romantic comedies, When Harry Met Sally. It’s a given that girls totally dig this film but I found that even a few of my male friends actually like this movie apart from the fact that they find Meg Ryan really cute, but also because they can relate to Billy Crystal’s witty humour and thought they sounded just like him. They wish! There are a lot of quotable quotes from the film but the following are my favorites:
Harry: “I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and the thing is, I love you.
Harry: I love you.
Sally: How do you expect me to respond to this?
Harry: How about, you love me too.
Sally: How about, I’m leaving.
Harry: I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
Then Auld Lang Syne starts to play and they kiss as balloons fall and people are celebrating around them;
Harry: “What does this song mean? For my whole life I don’t know what this song means. I mean, ‘Should old acquaintance be forgot”. Does that mean we should forget old acquaintances or does it mean if we happen to forget them we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot them!?
Sally: “Well maybe it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something. Anyway it’s about old friends.”