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What is there to say ..... besides ...... one of the best movies of all time.
This movie is the only remake that I have enjoyed more than the original. If you want to see the original movie, it is called Love Affair and stars Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer.
A classic tear-jerker of a love story in which two people--though both engaged to others--fall in love on an ocean-crossing and face a number of hurdles (some obvious, and some unexpected) in their efforts to be together. I am not personally a fan of romances that involve affairs, so I was not on-board (no pun intended) with the two main-characters' romance at first, but they did stay true to one another after falling in love, so I was more sold on their relationship as the story progressed. I did love the absolutely gorgeous scene at the grandmother's house, and I also loved Deborah Kerr's beautiful wardrobe--I wonder why that type of clothing went out of style... :)
I do not understand why this movie is considered a "classic love story." I love both Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant, and normally I love classic films. But this one I cannot stand. I don't like love stories where the main characters start out with other people. And I don't like movies where the characters behave like total idiots for no reason, and Deborah Kerr's character is truly stupid near the end of the movie. Her motivations do not make sense to me. I don't recommend this movie at all.
VERY GOOD 1957 love story with great acting by handsome Cary Grant and fab beautiful Scots redhead Deborah Kerr in this classic romantic film.
I did particularly enjoy the visit to Grandma's. Seems I've seen that villa and the view to the sea in several movies.
With its lush widescreen cinematography, rich technicolor sets and bubbling dialogue, Leo McCarey’s film certainly starts out with a romantic flair. Grant and Kerr’s sparkling repartee, moving from capricious banter to lovestruck confessions, is very well written and delivered with appropriate vigour; a side trip to visit an aging grandmother in her hilltop villa is especially poignant. However, if Affair begins like a refreshing sip of pink champagne, it ends with a mouthful of sticky corn syrup. Schmaltzy pathos competes with dewy-eyed pining to see how many tissues they can wring out of the audience while the addition of a cloying children’s choir of sweetly smiling cherubs (why does their junior band sound like a professional orchestra?) goes straight for the sentimental jugular. But, for those who can handle the extra helping of icing towards the end, this is one cinematic confection that will leave you satisfied.
:The casting of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr was a fantastic idea of director Leo McCarey. Not only did he direct the film but he wrote the screenplay with Delmar Daves. Cary Grant plays a playboy named Nick Ferrante. He is already engaged to marry, but when he sees Deborah Kerr as Terry McKay, she changes his mind. Two actors could not look any more in love than Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. They look in love, act in love, and build a relationship we the viewer roots for. See if you don't find them irresistible yourselves. I think your in for one of the best love stories on film!
One of my favourites. Great dialogue and beautiful settings. Two beautiful actors together. Only for the true romantic.
This one is supposed to be a classic tale of timeless love or some such nonsense? I found it to be tedious and pokily paced with a dull, drab, who cares? script. Just awful! Robert Q. (I wonder what the Q is for?)Lewis should have been the tip off. Maybe this movie appeals to some specialized audience, professional virgins or interior decorators or the like. I kept flicking the time remaining button but finally had to deep six it with 30 minutes to go. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr must really have needed the money or maybe were being punished? If that is the case then I know exactly how they felt. Make like the luxurious ocean liner and give this turkey a wide berth!
It's worth watching this and following it up with "Sleepless in Seattle". You'll appreciate both films more it you do.
I prefer the original Love Affair (1939). The lines and acting seemed to flow more easily. I highly recommend watching the original if you did or didn't enjoy An Affair to Remember. They were both directed by Leo McCarey.
You watch this movie for two reasons: Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. The first half is rather witty; the second half devolves into a heavy duty tear jerker. But the two stars make the movie worthwhile.
I really enjoyed this - it was much funnier than I expected, and much less melodramatic. It has aged well.
This is one of my favorite love story movies. Along the same lines as The Notebook, where you root for the two to be together as they face obstacles that keep them apart.
True classic love story. If you've never seen it, I highly recommend it...If you've seen it before, I recommend watching it again. Cary Grant really is quite a good actor!