An Affair to Remember
Director: Leo McCarey Run Time: 111 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1957
Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr
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In one of her most memorable roles, Deborah Kerr plays Terry, a woman who meets the charming playboy Nickie (Grant) while on a cruise. Though they are both involved with others at the time, a bond grows between them and they plan to meet in six months’ time if they still feel drawn to each other. An accident waylays Terry from their rendezvous and a disheartened Nickie believes he has been stood up, but fate conspires to bring them back together again for one of the most breathtakingly romantic endings in cinema history.
“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.” – Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine