An Affair To Remember
Directed by Leo McCarey
I was so frustrated when I first watched this film that I declared I hated it. The entire plot centers on a misunderstanding which is so annoying to watch as a viewer that it ruined the whole experience for me. I feel the same way about Broadcast News, but that is a long way down the road.
For now, we have this romance, which admittedly, has a great start and lots of chemistry. In fact, this movie made me want to try pink champagne, though I still haven't done that yet. Two people fall in love on a boat and make a pact: if they still feel the same way in six months, they will meet atop the Empire State building and make out in a weird way that looks as if Cary Grant is trying to swallow her whole. I wouldn't complain though.
Of course, there are obstacles. Obstacles that have easy solutions but of course, for the sake of the story, everyone has to fuck everything up. Maybe this is a sign I get too into movies; I get upset just thinking of this. Overall, just a frustrating movie, all for a lukewarm romance.
Remake: Sleepless in Seattle.
Has many improvised scenes.