An Affair to Remember

directed by Leo McCarey
Category: "Drama"
Year of Release:1957
Date Added:09/08/2007
Date Watched:10/17/2004
Description:Two people fall in love on a cruise and agree to clean up their lives and meet again in six months. But when the appointed time arrives, only one of them shows up.

Cary Grant ... Nickie Ferrante
Deborah Kerr ... Terry McKay
Richard Denning ... Kenneth Bradley
Neva Patterson ... Lois Clark
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Grandmother Janou
My Rating:7

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Review - An Affair to Remember

Playboy Nickie Ferrante is sailing home to get married to rich heiress Lois Clark. On the cruise, he meets Terry McKay, a night club singer traveling who is the mistress of a rich tycoon. He makes a move on her but is rebuffed, but they become friends. When, on a stop at an Italian port, he takes her to visit his grandmother, they fall in love. They spend the rest of voyage trying to hide their affair from the other passengers. On the final day, Nickie asks Terry to marry her — in six months — after he gets a job and proves that he can support them. They agree to meet on the observation deck of the Empire State Building at 5:00 p.m. on July 1. They both break up with their lovers. He goes back to painting, she goes back to singing. On July 1, on the way to the meeting, Terry is hit by a car and seriously injured. Nickie thinks he’s been ditched. Terry gets better but is crippled. She refuses to tell Nickie because she doesn’t want to be a burden, but when they run into each other on Christmas Eve, he determines to visit her and find out what happened. He brings her a shawl from her grandmother, now dead. She’s on the couch, covered by a blanket. He expresses his hurt, gives her the shawl and starts to leave when he realizes that she’s the crippled girl who bought one of his paintings. He rushes to her and they hug and the movie ends with her determined to walk again.

• A typical chick flick. I made fun of how slow-moving and smaltzy it was while Sal cried.
• I’m definitely not going to buy the soundtrack.
• Found a flaw. In a shot of a group of kids singing, two of them resume their places, then in a close-up they’re not there, then in the group shot, they’re back in place.
• The characters were definitely likeable.
• Unlike Sleepless in Seattle, the sex is assumed, not thrown in our faces.

Not my type of movie, but it was fun watching it with Sal and seeing our different tastes.
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