12 Things You Didn’t Know About When Harry Met Sally

  
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10. Like Sally, Ephron was picky about her food

Sally’s picky eating habits show during multiple occasions throughout the film and this habit was actually based on Ephron! The screenwriter’s eating tendencies were put into the film after Reiner saw Ephron order food in a restaurant. When he questioned her, she simply replied, “I just like it the way I like it,” which became a line in the film.

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9. The “how we met” interludes were real love stories

A factor that made this film unique is the inclusion of interviews of couples telling the story of how they met throughout the film. The segments are actually true stories from married couples that Reiner discovered for the film. The stories were retold by elderly actors on screen, but the premise of each couple’s story is true and based on real life events!

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