Tuesday, March 26, 2013

317. An Affair To Remember

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.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

Remake: Sleepless in Seattle.

Has many improvised scenes.


  1. Frustrating is the right word. Stupid would suffice. I had no idea I could be this annoyed from a movie with Cary Grant.

    1. I know. Have you seen Arsenic and Old Lace?

    2. No, but I heard it should actually be okay. It isn't?