An Affair to Remember (1957)

Last night I was in the mood for a classic.  I almost had started another movie and then decided to swap to An Affair To Remember instead.  It works well because this is actually a recommendation from fellow blogger, Marilyn at MKG-Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts and I had just watched Sleepless in Seattle the night before (which I will review next week when things get back to normal). Plus, last August’s recommendation month, I had taken her suggestion to check out Dirty Dancing (review HERE) and I absolutely loved it! 🙂

Before we move along, if you haven’t checked out Marilyn’s blog you have to do it right away. She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met.  Her blog has writing, cute gifs, lovely family events, recipes, home decorations.  Marilyn is crafty and designs a lot of stuff in her house.  Its always a happy adventure whenever I’m at her blog. 🙂

An Affair to Remember is way older but so far, I’ve loved all of the movies from this era that I’ve seen. I still have a lot of catching up though.

Lets check this out! 🙂

an affair to remember posterDirector: Leo McCarey

Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson

Handsome Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant) and talented singer Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) meet on a cruise to New York where they meet their engaged partners.  However, they end up falling in love and agree that they will meet in six months on top of the Empire State Building to be together.  A lot could happen in six months, will they both be there?

I’m sure the majority of you has seen An Affair to Remember.  I’m slowly learning about all these classics so this is my first viewing of An Affair to Remember.  Just in case you don’t know anything about it, I’m keeping the plot simple so that there isn’t any spoilers or whatnot.

an affair to remember terry and nickie 2


An Affair to Remember is a romance through and through.  From beginning to end, we can see the love that Terry and Nickie have and develop deeper.  Its a story telling us that when love happens, it just does and there’s really no stopping it.  Nickie is a playboy and has seemingly a whole lot of girlfriends, unknown to his fiance of course.  However, once his eyes set for Terry, it changed him.  As for Terry, she tries to keep her love for her fiancee but simply cannot resist Nickie.  Nothing can stop the magic and magnetic pull of love, right? 😉

an affair to remember terry and nickie

I can’t say that I love An Affair to Remember. Maybe its because Sleepless in Seattle made me have much higher expectations but there are a lot of enjoyable parts in it.  I liked it quite a bit though.  Whats lovely about these classics is their class.  The characters all portray class and elegance in their roles.  They pull you in to enjoy nothing about sex but just pure emotions and feelings and that helps bond with the characters. An Affair to Remember does hit some sappy parts but it also has a few pretty cute and funny parts that works very well.

an affair to remember terry singing

The thing I adore the most in this one has to be the music though.  There’s quite a bit of singing in the second half and the background music is beautiful throughout the whole movie.

There is a lot to love about An Affair to Remember.  While the first half was funny and romantic at times, the second half helped me connect with the characters more.  The music and Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr are fantastic and their story may be sappy but still quite entertaining to watch. I don’t love it quite as much as other classic love stories as I’ve seen, for example Roman Holiday, but then you can’t compare them because that one is romantic comedy compared to this romantic drama.  Maybe I’m just more of a rom-com person (who am I kidding, right?).  Still, if you haven’t seen this, I can totally see how this is a must-see!

A huge thanks to Marilyn for mentioning this movie to me ages ago.  I had a lot of fun with this one.  Remember to check out her awesome blog 🙂

Have you seen An Affair to Remember? What classic love story is your favorite?