Saturday, September 3, 2011

An Affair to Remember

So Netflix doesn't currently have the Affairs of Dobie Gillis so...

An Affair to Remember-  1957, Directed by Leo McCarey, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr

He says-  Well-remembered but middling remake of McCarey's 1939 Love Affair.  Bubbling shipboard comedy in first half is overshadowed by draggy soap-opera cliches and unnecessary musical numbers in NYC finale.  Still, Grant and Kerr make a wonderful couple.  Film is a major reference point in 1993 hit Sleepless in Seattle.  Remade again as Love Affair in 1994.  Vic Damone croons the title song.  2 and a half stars

I say-  I don't understand why this movie is so well loved.  It wasn't great.  Very slow and overly long in places, and you know exactly where the movie is going from the beginning.  Here's to hoping the Love Affair movies are better.  1 star

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