An Affair to Remember
An Affair to Remember (1957)

An Affair to Remember, director Leo McCarey's scene-for-scene remake of his own 1939 film Love Affair, isn't really an improvement on the original, but it's equally as enjoyable. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, high-profile types… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 11, 1957
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

McCarey plays the shipboard courtship for generous and tender laughs-the wryly staged first kiss is one of the sweetest in all cinema-but the comedy that follows on dry land is mostly inadvertent.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a satisfying romance that works from beginning to end, featuring movie stars of the day that you just can't help but adore

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Often regarded (or dreaded) as the ultimate chick flick, due in no small amount to its fetish-object role in Sleepless in Seattle, An Affair to Remember deserves better than to be the receptor of Meg Ryan's crocodile tears.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Mr. McCarey's direction is unpropitiously and unaccountably slow.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

'Weepies' may not be high art, but for those who love them, An Affair to Remember is the Mona Lisa.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Cheapened by the many references in Sleepless in Seattle, An Affair to Remember plays much better than you might imagine.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the viewer's efforts at connecting to the material or the characters are consistently thwarted by the lackadaisical, momentum-free narrative.

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Chris Barsanti

surprisingly tedious

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Not much to remember.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Reid Volk
The product of superb acting and poor direction. Many scenes felt as though they were meant to be much more moving than they really were. The swelling music and… More
Lewis C.
"If it had to happen to one of us, why did it have to be you?" I have to admit that An Affair to Remember is not really my preferred kind of movie… More
Jim Hunter
A playboy and a woman meet on a cruise ship and agree to meet six months later on the roof of the Empire State Building. There are moments when Cary Grant is… More
Aj V
These back and forth romantic drama movies get on my nerves and this one is no exception. I do like Grant and Kerr, but they don't do much with the movie.
Thomas Johnston
A nice love story buried in the ongoing saga of two people that find love while both are committed to others. After dragging on a while.... the movie seems… More
Jeremy Smith
Winner of my Top Chick Flicks.

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