Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Movie Review-An Affair to Remember

An Affair to Remember
Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr

I'll mostly try to review old movies that I haven't seen before so that they are fresh without sentimental memories of my past sneaking in to sway the rating. Still, I don't want to leave out all of my favorite movies just because I've seen them dozens of times.

My grandmother once sat with me at her table and told me all about the classic movies that she and her sister used to save up for and watch at the local theater. She got to see so many of the classics when they first came out. I remember going home and then watching some of her favorites and falling in love with them just like she had done exactly fifty years before me. I tried not to let all of that sway my review of this movie. By now, you can see that I failed.

Even without the personal value that I take from this film I think that it holds up as a genuine classic. Grant and Kerr are wonderful together and I never doubt that the characters are truly in love. While both of them were attached to other people they are able to break those ties without looking cruel or trying to turn them into villains. The film is able to set up more than a simple romance story, it is able to delve into the characters lives and you even feel bad for the guy who doesn't get the girl. One plot point that I feel really elevates the film is Grandmother Janou. But that might be my sentimentality getting in the way again.


  1. I think I've already expressed my love for Cary Grant in past comments :) I agree that it really is a classic.

  2. Yeah, I didn't think that you'd complain ;) This was my first Cary Grant movie and I still love it! Many many more will come! Just curious, which is your favorite of his?