At last! The sequel EVERYONE demanded! And by everyone I mean Billy Crystal’s financial advisors. Yes, it’s “When Harry Met Sally 2,” coming to theaters never, but playing right now on Funny or Die in an exclusive trailer and sketch featuring some big comedy cameos (Adam Scott, Rob Riggle, and Maya Rudolph to name a couple). Sadly, Sally’s dead, so we’ve got a new female lead played by Helen Mirren. If you’re wondering what an Academy Award winning member of the Order of the British Empire is doing in a viral video, she’s in the “Arthur” remake (she plays the John Gielgud role) opening this Friday. I’m talking synergy, people, synergy!
“When Harry Met Sally 2” actually has a different title in the trailer, but just the idea of something called “When Harry Met Sally 2” is hilarious, particularly if, as Crystal and “WHMS” director Rob Reiner pitch at the beginning of the clip, Sally passed away requiring the sequel be about Harry and another woman. It’d be funnier still, if they’d named Helen Mirren’s character Sally. “When Harry Met Sally 2: Harry Meets Another Sally.”