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Year
1957
Runtime
115 min.
Director
Leo McCarey
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
18,592
Checks
6,011
Favs
338
Dislikes
57
Favs/checks
5.6% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. estiedelruth's avatar

    estiedelruth

    A touching movie, a remake of the 1939 Love Affair. Very enjoyable. 7 years ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Before 1993's Sleepless in Seattle, lovers were set to meet at the top of the Empire State building in 1957's An Affair to Remember, a straight remake of 1939's Love Affair, so it's very much a part of movie history. This influential romance between a French playboy and a nightclub singer is filled with the banter this era of Hollywood film-making is known and appreciated for, with Deborah Kerr a particular stand-out, impish, funny and endearing. I tend to find Cary Grant too glib, but he has his moments. Though mostly romance and comedy, there are melodramatic notes (and musical ones too) making for a rich experience that's fun to discover and rediscover in the details. It starts a little abruptly and has some airy padding along the way, but has enough charm you're hardly bothered by the faults. An ode to Bohemian freedom fighting back against loveless pragmatism. And isn't that the essence of the Romantic? 2 years 9 months ago
  3. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Apart from the singing children (who are quite annoying) this is probably the best love story ever made! I'm brought to tears at the end every time I watch it. By the way, there is a color and a b&w version. Normally, I'm a staunch b&w person but the color version of this is brilliant!! 8 years 9 months ago
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