Rest in Peace Nora Ephron
It is with much sadness that I have to report on the death of Nora Ephron. Ephron is responsible for writing some of the classic comedies from the late 80s and early 90s including When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail (as well as the more serious film, Heartburn). As weird as it may sound to some of you out there, I actually grew up watching these movies because my parents were both movie movie buffs who didn’t believe in censoring what we could or couldn’t watch as long as they got to see the movies with us and they weren’t rated X. So while other kids in the second or third grade were watching My Little Pony, my sister and I were diving into the classics such as Heartburn, When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters and other movie classics that would be considered “too adult” for other kids.
While my mother and sister loved Heartburn and Sleepless in Seattle, my favorite Nora Ephron film would have to be When Harry Met Sally. Sally was a great film that focused on characters who were believable and likeable and featured some cynical and dark humor from Harry (Billy Crystal) counterbalanced by some sweet love stories from real-life couples in their 70s and 80s as told to an offscreen filmmaker (or therapist, depending on your interpretation). With all the stupid and cliched films in the Romantic Comedy genre, When Harry Met Sally still stands out to me as a great believable film about finding love after you reach a certain age in your life.
Underrated Classics is a new segment I’m going to be working on for Sean at the Movies where I talk about what I feel are the Underrated Classics of television (though I’ll be talking about underrated movies as well). Some of these reviews will be text-based but some of them will be video reviews with clips from the respective underrated movies and TV shows. I’ll discuss the new segment as well as Nora Ephron’s passing in a little more depth in the V-Log Below:
And finally, as promised, here is my favorite scene from When Harry Met Sally, that still makes me laugh (and agree with) to this day: