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Marion Bennett
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Michael Reyman
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Grant
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Sarah
Maxine Miller ...
Wilma
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The Piano Player
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Latrice
Morris Panych ...
Mr. Gordon
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Marvel (as Lori Ann Triolo)
David Lovgren ...
Waiter
Bob Metcalfe ...
Manager
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Desk Clerk
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Carriage Driver
French Tickner ...
Museum Patron
Andrew Johnston ...
Officer #1
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Two former movie stars, Marian Bennett and Michael Reyman had a brief and bitter marriage during their careers in the 40's. Many years later they are reunited and things haven't got any better between the two...

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Anthony Quinn's final film - only time Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn worked together. Although Kate said it would be her "final film" she continued with two more. See more »

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[Jason and Sarah are making out, when the doorbell sounds.]
Grant: Oh my God, oh my God, it's Miss Bennett!
Sarah: How do you know?
Grant: I've always found that by asking what's the worst thing that could possibly happen, I can predict the future with incredible accuracy.
Grant: Where could she have gone?
Sarah: Does she have any friends?
Grant: None that she likes.
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This "Can" Be ... Quite Great
11 June 2006 | by (Phx. Arizona ("Arizona Smells Funny"!- Homer Simpson)) – See all my reviews

In my view,it seems the first review written,was done so after only a single viewing of "This Can't Be Love". Putting aside my being a Hepburn fan,I can honestly say this is another great TV-Movie and deserves a bit more respect.

It's funny to see Kate play a former actress,that parallels herself. Like mentioning she once starred in a movie called "Song Of Life" (instead of K.'s "Song Of Love".) Jason Bateman who once played a smart-aleck on Silver Spoons,convincingly plays the new chauffeur who's from Iowa and a bit naive'.

Jami Gertz ("Square Pegs" & "Still Standing")is employed at a book publishing company that wants to publish a tell-all about actor Reyman's (Anthony Quinn) and Bennett's (Hepburn) short-lived,5 day marriage in the 1940s. Gertz and Quinn's plot is to get Bennett's approval and admission to the book and the existence of the marriage.

Trouble is,Ms. Bennett wants nothing to do with Mr. Reyman at all. Seems she still hates his guts after 50 years! He's none to pleased about having to deal with her either. After much deception by Gertz & Quinn,the truth of their quest is revealed and Ms. Bennett is even angrier!

As well as disappointed because she was starting to believe that Reyman had truly changed as a person. These two characters "do' have feelings for each-other but have been so angry for so long,it doesn't come to the surface until the very end.

Not surprisingly,Bateman and Gertz's characters banter and fall for each-other too. They also have a genuine concern for the two "adults" they're working for. Gertz when Anthony Quinn (showing a wonderful comic side)pulls a sword and challenges his would be publisher to duel,after being insulted. Bateman,when Ms. Bennett takes off walking into the city (without her purse) after discovering Reyman's writings.

She ends up getting arrested but I'll save that for those who haven't seen this.

The title,"This Can't Be Love",simply means that Hepburn's character is not buying into the idea that this man still even cares about her romantically but,he does and despite their arguments,she does also.

As I say about all movies,just let yourself enjoy it and don't pick it apart. Movies are meant to be "entertainment",not philosophical documentaries!

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