Saturday, January 2, 2010

#121 An Affair To Remember (1957)


Director: Leo McCarey
Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson, Cathleen Nesbitt

The classic romance-- Cary Grant looks dapper and Deborah Kerr is sharp as a tack. The two meet on an ocean-liner and begin their love affair to remember, vowing to meet again at the top of the empire state building 6 months later-- a sentiment only ruined by the ever-so-cheesy Sleepless in Seattle.

I found this to be a fantastic love story, which says a lot considering how much I do hate romance flicks. I loved the witty comebacks, the glamour of the 50s Hollywood cast, and the scenery which set such a fantastic backdrop for it all-- the hills of France to the bustle of NYC. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the wicked plot twist involving Deborah Kerr keeping her injuries a secret (doesn't make any sense!) as well as for the 2 or 3 children choir songs-- how unnecessary and annoying! All of those freckled ugly children with their crooked teeth grinning at the camera in close-up... in the middle of one of Hollywood's most classic romances... for shame!

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