An Affair to Remember

An Affair to Remember

DVD - 2002
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Nickie Ferrante and Terry McKay meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous, and the lovers' future takes an emotional and uncertain turn.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2002
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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smurglet
Aug 26, 2017

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.

Library_Jill Jul 01, 2017

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... :)

SaraLovesBooks Jan 23, 2017

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.

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tenet
Aug 09, 2016

Rated 4/10.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jun 23, 2016

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.

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Nursebob
Dec 14, 2014

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr shine in one of the greatest cinemascope weepers of all time. On a cross Atlantic cruise bound for New York, notorious playboy Nickie Ferrante develops a tentative shipboard romance with fellow passenger Terry McKay, the only woman he’s ever met with a wit to match his own. Unfortunately the smitten couple are just weeks away from getting married to other people; he to a wealthy heiress and she to millionaire tycoon, both of whom are waiting for them at the New York City docks. Agreeing to put their separate marriage preparations on hold, the couple plan a romantic rendezvous atop the Empire State Building in six months; just enough time for each of them to become gainfully employed. While Nickie tries to hone his skills as a painter, Terry returns to the nightclub circuit where she gains some notoriety as a stage singer. But when the time comes for their much anticipated reunion a sudden tragedy keeps them apart and threatens to destroy any future happiness they might have had. 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.

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garycornell
Oct 17, 2014

: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!

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Monolith
Jul 24, 2014

A truly endearing classic from McCarey with Grant and Kerr at their best.

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nita22
Jun 23, 2014

One of my favourites. Great dialogue and beautiful settings. Two beautiful actors together. Only for the true romantic.

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johnnybookreader
Feb 28, 2014

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!

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