You can hear the big gears clank in this glossy, oh-so-watchable remake of the classic 1939 film (and the popular An Affair to Remember). Instead of updating the story with contemporary attitudes (as Warren Beatty did so successfully with Heaven Can Wait), this is a virtual carbon copy of the other films. The early scenes succeed as the two love birds (Beatty and real-life wife Annette Bening) banter with smart, fun talk. But the dramatics never really work in the modern era and romance doesn't blossom. Do we have to visit the Empire State Building again? Why couldn't the man be the victim? Everything looks wrapped for Christmas: a lovely score, nice use of old songs, rich designer clothes, familiar faces popping up everywhere, all surrounded by ace Conrad L. Hall's glowing, luscious light. It comes off like a big still-life, no zeal with two big exceptions: Garry Shandling's comic portrayal of lawyerhood as Beatty's agent and the reappearance of Katharine Hepburn. Seen for maybe 10 minutes, she packs more magic in her work than the entire rest of the movie. --Doug Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It's one of the best love mouvie than i seen.
Un des meilleurs film d'amour que j'ai vu.
Version française inclue.
I have not seen the Cary Grant version so I had little to compare this predictable chickflick with. In fact the first 40 minutes or so can pretty much be skipped. Read morePublished on March 13 2004 by Nearly Nubile
I have seen An Affair to Remember long before I watched Love Affair. Altho "An Affair..." became one of my favorite classics (along w/ Gone with the Wind and Casablanca),... Read morePublished on March 7 2004 by Luie Larios
I'm afraid this movie is at best a pale shadow of its predecessor (An Affair to Remember). Annette Benning and Warren Beatty are woefully short on precisely those qualities which... Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2004 by Hung T. N. Tony
It's a beautiful classic made during our time. If you love romance, this is a beatiful remake of a classic. Love the children's and Annette's rendition of the Beatles "I Will". Read morePublished on July 7 2003 by Nur Suraya
This movie let me know what is real love.
I've never believe that falling in love at first glance.
But this movie changed my thought.
It would remind your dim love. Read more
Desparately trying to find the actual name of the THEME song for this movie. It is played on several tracks of the CD. Help!!Published on Nov. 14 2002 by Kathryn White