In the 26 years since its release in 1989, When Harry Met Sally… has become something of a classic; so much so that it is seen as the definitive blueprint for the modern romantic comedy. While it has been emulated, referenced and quoted ad-infinitum, it remains fresh and funny thanks to an intelligent, savvy narrative and brilliant performances from Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.
Tied up too tight
When a film boasts a rosta of solid talent on its cast list, it invites certain expectations. The disappointment of a bad film experience is felt even more keenly when it’s actors who have proven their worth in previous movies delivering the killer blows. And so it is with Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines’s straight-to-DVD directorial debut Serious Moonlight, a romantic comedy/thriller hybrid that, despite having a quartet of fine thespians at its core, shows itself to be an odd confection which leaves a rather bad taste in the mouth.