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georgie’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
practically speaking, this is by no means a perfect movie. emotionally speaking, though, it was for me.
obviously the "men and women can't be friends" argument is so outdated and terrible, and i'm still not quite sure if nora ephron's screenplay is rejecting or endorsing that belief. not to mention that the film is very white, but then again, most films are.
i don't know. both these elements aside, it just felt like the nicest, loveliest experience! my venus is in cancer, so i'm screwed when it comes to romance. i'm the biggest fan.
i don't know what to say beyond the fact that i really really loved it (and i wish i'd seen it earlier so i could've gotten some perspective back when i was in some bad relationships), so i will now copy and paste some texts i sent to my friend sabrina (who is a huge fan of the film) while i was watching:
"Im cackling harry and sally is what the two sides of my brain fighting sound like"
"WOAH…. When they’re at the new year’s party and they’re dancing cheek 2 cheek and they spin around and u can see how their faces change……. I love that"
"I wonder what [harry's] sign is"
"Oh my god….. sally pacing around the room crying about Joe while harry sits with a box of Kleenex……. No offense thats true fucking love!!!!!!"
"Me screaming at harry and sally: I WISH YOU WOULD COMMUNICATE PROPERLY"
"OH…………. IT’S OVER!!!!! HE DID HIS MONOLOGUE!!!! SHE SAID I HATE YOU!!!!!!! THEY SMOOCHED!!!!! THEY HAD A COCONUT CAKE WIT HHCHOCOLATE SAUCE ON THE SIDE BECAUSE IT CAN GET SOGGY"
i look forward to rewatching this many many times :)