Harry e Sally em cartaz no Telecine Cult para saudosistas de plantão. Lembro bem de quando o assisti pela primeira vez. Tinha meus treze anos e estava no auge da utopia romântica. Harry com toda sua chatice nada tinha de príncipe encantado. Sally, na verdade, é bem chatinha também e talvez seja exatamente por isso que a história nos encante: por parecer tão possível. Foi bom ver o filme mais essa vez, para constatar que ele realmente não tem nada demais, que o J. tem todo o direito de achá-lo um porre e para constatar também que os românticos que o assistem até o final são presenteados com a declaração de amor mais bonitinha que alguém pode querer receber, bem no estilo final feliz:
Harry: I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and the thing is, I love you.
Harry: I love you.
Sally: How do you expect me to respond to this?
Harry: How about, you love me too.
Sally: How about, I’m leaving.
Harry: Doesn’t what I said mean anything to you?
Sally: I’m sorry, Harry. I know it’s New Year’s Eve. I know you’re feeling lonely, but you just can’t show up here, tell me you love me, and expect that to make everything all right. It doesn’t work this way.
Harry: Well, how does it work?
Sally: I don’t know, but not this way.
Harry: How about this way? I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
Sally: You see? That is just like you, Harry. You say things like that, and you make it impossible for me to hate you, and I hate you, Harry. I really hate you. I hate you.