When Harry Met Sally 15

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This film was last shown on 29 November 2018

Can a man and a woman ever be just friends? Really? Watch Harry and Sally try, try and try again to answer the eternal question as their lives intersect in Rob Reiner's sassy eighties romcom classic. This beautifully brainy romantic comedy starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan set a new standard for the genre in 1989. It remains just as witty and warm today, brimming with charm and buzzing with love and laughter.

Friendship and relationships:Post screening discussion with Nadia Mehdi

The main question the film seeks to explore is whether men and women can ever really be just friends, or does, as Harry puts it, 'the sex part always get in the way'? In the post film discussion we will delve deeper in to this question, to ask why so many people seem to think the answer should be a negative one. We will touch on philosophical ideas about sex and romantic relationships including 'friend-zoning', polyamory, compulsory heterosexuality and the current importance and primacy of romantic relationships in our social world. 

1 hour 36 minutes


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