I Love that It Takes You an Hour and a Half to Order a Sandwich
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[Harry Burns and Sally Albright] begin as recent college graduates driving from Chicago to New York; they do not see eye-to-eye and after the drive, leave with mutual contempt for one another. Five years later, they meet again on a plane and recognize each other, progressing their relationship as acquaintances. After another five years, they see each other in a bookstore and agree to have dinner, the first step to start their friendship. The two remain friends for a while, straddling the line between friends and lovers. Their relationship changes for the worse after they have sex, but after Harry’s realization that he loves Sally, the two appear as the last couple in a documentary-style shot. Through the transformation of Harry and Sally’s relationship, food serves as a marker of change, coinciding with their feelings for each other.