When the movie, “When Harry met Sally” was released, the actors were afraid that it would not do very good in the box office. This is because the movie was up against so many very big named movies like “Batman” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. Columbia Pictures chose to release “When Harry met Sally” using the platform technique. Doing this, you only release the movie in a few big cities and let the buzz build by word of mouth. It must have worked because “When Harry met Sally” did fairly well in the box office. In fact, Roger Ebert said it was one of Hollywood's best romantic comedy films of 1989, because Rob Reiner was one of the best directors of comedy movies. I feel that the movie was such a success because of the amazing chemistry between Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.
Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal would go on to make many more great movies after “When Harry met Sally.” Meg Ryan kept making romantic comedies including a lot of films with Tom Hanks. Billy Crystal kept with the comedy movies, including his smash hit with Analyze This, and Analyze That. Even after making so many good movies, noone may be able to top the classic that they made together, “When Harry met Sally.” This is still one of the most loved romantic comedies of its time and beats out many of the romantic comedies that came later on. This is because when you get great chemistry between two actors (such as the chemistry that was between Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal), you get a great movie. That is because people love to see two actors playing off each other. It makes your screen light up and fills you with joy. This is why people will pay to see a movie like this over and over. The good news is that you do not have to run out and buy this movie right away if you do not want to. Because it is such an older movie, and a classic one at that, it gets played on TV all the time. So keep your TV Guide by your side and see when the next time is that you can catch this great American classic.