When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Possibly the most famous romantic comedy of all time, When Harry Met Sally… began Nora Ephron’s reign as the queen of the rom-com and announced Meg Ryan as her go-to girl.
The movie set up many of the modern conventions of New York romantic comedies, with conversations in coffeeshops and bookstores, and created many of the most-discussed modern dating concepts, such as a “high-maintenance girlfriend” and the question of whether men or women can ever be just friends.
The movie was shot all over New York, but the most famous line – “I’ll have what she’s having,” delivered after Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm – was shot in Katz’s Delicatessen on Houston Street. Katz’s Deli has since gone on to become a minor movie landmark, also appearing in Donnie Brasco, Enchanted, and that horrid, pandering suckfest called Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
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