Last year I did a musical advent calendar that I posted to Google+ and a final summary on this blog. This year on a similar theme I will be posting a cinematic advent calendar of twenty four films. It is in no particular order and I make no apologies for the films that I am posting. These are films that I really like and have enjoyed at the cinema. Some have been sheer enjoyment and others have had more of an impact.
My second choice for the calendar is When Harry met Sally… Can men ever be friends with women? This very funny film explores that very question with Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Set over a fair few years from when they first met on a road trip to New York through chance encounters, this take of two friends is both amusing and sentimental. It is also quite funny. It is one of the few films I probably watch every year and enjoy it every time. There are also strong performances from Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby as friends of Harry and Sally.
I have considered going to New York based on this film alone, but of course the New York now is very different to that one back in 1989. The film certainly doesn’t show the hustle and bustle of the New York that you see in many films, there is a calmer and more hip version of New York. Reminds me of Clifton in Bristol when I watch.
If you like romantic comedies then you probably have seen this, made in an era of similar films, this was a little sharper and tougher than the types we have seen in the last ten years.
I nearly put City Slickers into this list of films, but recalled it was When Harry met Sally which introduced me to Billy Crystal, so if you do watch When Harry met Sally and enjoy it, take a look at City Slickers too.