Love Affair (1994)
Front Cover Actor
Warren Beatty Mike Gambril
Annette Bening Terry McKay
Katharine Hepburn Ginny
Garry Shandling Kip DeMay
Chloe Webb Tina Wilson
Pierce Brosnan Ken Allen
Kate Capshaw Lynn Weaver
Paul Mazursky Herb Stillman
Brenda Vaccaro Nora Stillman
Glenn Shadix Anthony Rotundo
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance; Comedy
Director Glenn Gordon Caron
Producer Warren Beatty; Andrew Z. Davis
Writer Mildred Cram; Leo McCarey
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 48 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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
Personal Details
My Rating
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Index 1017
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/24/03
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 085391316725
Chapters
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen