Love Affair (1994)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  

 co-wrote this remake of Leo McCarey’s ever-popular 1939 film of the same name, which was also filmed by McCarey in 1957 as An Affair To Remember.  Beatty plays the wandering playboy and  is the “regular gal” with whom he happens to be sharing a plane trip. Their flight gets re-routed because of Tropical storms over the Pacific Ocean, and soon they find themselves on a gorgeous, Felliniesque ocean liner where they fall deeply in love.  If you can swallow all your disbelief and accept the fact that Beatty’s age is hidden through the use of ten pounds of Vaseline on the camera lens, you will get no end of pleasure from this richly photographed romance. The highlight here is a sequence on Fiji where Beatty visits his aged aunt (played by a, dare I say it, feisty ) and Bening charms her to no end (of course the scarf thing is everyone’s favourite! It makes me cry endlessly in the Deborah Kerr version too).

Mulholland Productions

USA, 1994

Screenplay by , , based on the screenplay by , , story by ,

Cinematography by

Produced by Warren Beatty

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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