“An Affair To Remember” [1957, Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr] #50FromThe50s

An Affair To Remember

We are moving along nicely in our #50FromThe50s movie watching experience. How are you guys doing? Have you been watching any of the suggested movies? Do you have any to suggest of your own? This week, we review “An Affair To Remember.” I would love to know if any of you agree with my assessment I shared at the end of this post. Let me know! Happy movie watching!

“An Affair To Remember” [1957, Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr]

A man and a woman have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months. However, an unfortunate accident keeps her from the reunion, and he fears that she has married or does not love him anymore.

An Affair To Remember

My Thoughts On “An Affair To Remember”

I have to say, this film isn’t really my cup of tea. I almost stopped watching at 45 minutes in because I just wasn’t getting into it. Life isn’t really all that long, you know, and that’s 45 minutes I’ll never get back. But I pushed through.

“An Affair To Remember” contains some absolutely ridiculous scenes, especially when Grant and Kerr’s characters are eating back to back in the dining hall, thinking they are slick but obviously not, and everyone is staring and laughing. Seriously? All of these people are vacationing and not a single one of them has anything better to do than to wonder what these two strangers are up to? I don’t buy it. “An Affair To Remember” does have a twist at the end that almost saves the movie but then Kerr’s character says yet another stupid thing and blows it again. I won’t tell you what that stupid thing is, as it contains a spoiler, but you’ll know it when you hear it.

I would recommend this movie to huge Cary Grant fans who want to complete the collection or to those who find soap opera storytelling absolutely riveting. Meh.

An Affair To Remember

Have you seen “An Affair To Remember?” If so, what did you think? Do you agree with my opinion? Why or why not? We would love for you to share your comments below or on our social media channels.

Check Out The Rest Of Our #50FromThe50s Movie Suggestions

1. North By Northwest [1959, Cary Grant]

2. Rebel Without A Cause [1955, James Dean & Natalie Wood]

3. How To Marry A Millionaire [1953, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall]

4. The Ten Commandments [1956, Charlton Heston, Yul Brenner]

5. Love In The Afternoon [1957, Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper]

6. An Affair To Remember [1957, Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr]