Love Affair (1994)




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Robert Towne and Warren Beatty wrote this remake of Leo McCarey's 1939 comedy/drama Love Affair (which McCarey also remade in 1957 An Affair To Remember). This time the stars are Beatty and his wife Annette Benning, playing a couple who meet and fall in love even though each one has commitments to another. (Katharine Hepburn returns to play Beatty's aunt after a ten-year absence from the screen.) Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall; score by Ennio Morricone.
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Warren Beatty
as Mike, Mike Gambril
Chloe Webb
as Tina
Brenda Vaccaro
as Nora Stillman
Glenn Shadix
as Anthony Rotundo
Barry Miller
as Robert Crosley
Harold Ramis
as Sheldon Blumenthal
Linda Wallem
as Lorraine
Meagen Fay
as SSA Flight Attendant
Ray Girardin
as Wally Tripp
Elya Baskin
as Ship Captain
Boris Krutonog
as Second Officer
Savely Kramarov
as Cable Officer
Oleg Vidov
as Russian Businessman
Taylor Dayne
as Marissa
Carey Lowell
as Martha
Ed McMahon
as Himself
Rebecca Miller
as Receptionist
Tom Signorelli
as Cab Driver
Cylk Cozart
as Dr. Punch
Robert Levine
as Dr. Kaplan
Frank Campanella
as Elevator Operator
McNally Sagal
as TV Reporter
Gary McGurk
as Waiter
Helena Carroll
as Dorothy
Lisa Edelstein
as Assistant at Studio
Mary Hart
as Herself
Marek Probosz
as Russian Sailor
Herman Sinitzyn
as Russian Waiter
John Tesh
as Himself
Steve Kmetko
as Himself
Rosalind Allen
as Qantas Flight Attendant
James Pyduck
as Bell Captain
Terry Murphy
as Himself
Barry Nolan
as Himself
Andrea Kutyas
as Herself
Michael Fischetti
as Street Man
Ray Charles
as Himself
Jack Johnson (II)
as Matthew Stillman
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Critic Reviews for Love Affair

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Love Affair


Adequate remake of An Affair to Remember, pleasant but little else. It doesn't do anything new with the story begging the question, Why bother? Warren Beatty and Annette Bening are talented actors but Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr they are not and for a couple so happily wed offscreen they share minimal chemistry on.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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a.k.a. Warren Beatty gets a movie studio to pay for his fucking Tahitian honeymoon. I hated the 1939 melodramatic original and this one was just as dull. Remember the scene in "Sleepless in Seattle" where they describe a couple who vow to meet at the top of the Empire State Building- but she gets hit by a car before getting there? "Chick movie"? This is the remake of that movie. And they follow that same rediculousness. Also, they trot out 80-some year old Katherine Hepburn to make her unfortunate last feature appearance. She was actually pretty cold and lifeless for the most part. I will give some credit to Annette Bening, who is charming and calmly beautiful. And the on location shots are well worth the trip. But Warren still slept through the readings of a boring script that he helped to adapt from a bad idea to begin with.

Nik Browning
Nik Browning

This is a remake of two classics, Love Affair (1939) and An Affair to Remember (1958). This version is the worst of the three versions, but it's not a bad film. Still, it pales compared to the two classic versions. Annette Bening does a good job, but Warren Beatty just doesn't seem comfortable in the role. It's always good to see Katharine Hepburn.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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