The gold standard for romantic comedies in the 1990s. Co-screenwriter Nora Ephron has gone on to make a career out of directing familiar remakes of this movie. The key element which sets this movie apart from Sleepless In Seattle and You've Got Mail is the male presence of Rob Reiner (director and co-writer) and Andrew Scheinman (co-writer). Their perspective helps establish the male voice in this film. TRUE FACT: Harry and Jess's divorce scene at Giants Stadium (Mister Zero knew?) is based on a conversation Rob Reiner had at a football game, about his divorce from Penny Marshall.