{random film-ness} Favorite New Year’s Eve Moment: When Harry Met Sally

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One of the most famous New Year’s Eve scenes of all time, When Harry Met Sally‘s finale is also my favorite. It is pure rom-com perfection, the ideal mix of romantic expectations both dashed and exceeded. Writer Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Julie and Julia) and director Rob Reiner (This is Spinal Tap, Princess Bride, The Bucket List) gleefully transcend cliches and deliver an surprisingly un-sentimental and satisfying ending. And Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan give likeable, authentic performances that are standard-bearers for the genre.

You couldn’t go wrong watching this movie as you prep for a big NYE bash (or recover from one afterward.) Catch it on Amazon Instant if you want to watch it right away. May your New Year’s Eve be Harry-and-Sally happy!

What’s your favorite New Year’s Eve movie moment?

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Sarah Magill

Sarah Magill has a full-time movie habit made possible by a day-time greeting card writing gig. She blogs at Gimme Some Film and is learning to write scripts and direct. She tries to balance her screen obsession with trail running, jazz singing, book clubbing, and hanging out with The Best Golden Retriever Ever, Copa.

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  1. Brian — December 31, 2012 @ 10:55 am (#)

    I was just this morning trying to think of New Year’s Eve-related movies and totally forgot about this. (slaps palm to forehead) So great. Thanks!

    • sarah — January 3, 2013 @ 4:31 am (#)

      It’s such a great one, yeah?

  2. Megan — February 14, 2014 @ 5:41 pm (#)

    the ending is the best part cause he loves her and he’s expressing how he feels about her, and they get married.

  3. Megan — February 14, 2014 @ 5:42 pm (#)

    the ending is the best part cause he loves her and he’s expressing how he feels about her, and they get married.