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Love Affair (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 October 1994 (USA)
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Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Barry Miller ... Robert Crosley
Harold Ramis ... Sheldon Blumenthal
Linda Wallem ... Lorraine
Meagen Fay ... SSA Flight Attendant
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ... Wally Tripp
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Storyline

Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take the passengers to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York City three months later to see if the attraction is real. One shows up, the other doesn't, but they run into each other afterwards. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ljubavna afera See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,250,211
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Production Co:

Mulholland Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the final feature film for Katharine Hepburn. She also appeared in a TV movie the same year. See more »

Goofs

During the conversation between Terry and Mike on the ship deck just before they dance, the layout of Terry's hands does not match from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Ginny: The trick in life isn't getting what you want, my dear, it's wanting it after you get it.
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Barbara Ann
Written by Fred Fassert
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Great Cast, A Lot of Money but Very Little Heart
24 November 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Love Affair (1994)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Mike Gambril (Warren Beatty) is a former NFL player who has a good life since his fiancé is rich. Terry McKay (Annette Bening) is also engaged to a successful man. Mike and Terry meet on a plane and over the next few days end up spending time together and falling in love. They plan to meet three months later but something happens.

Does that plot sound familiar? If so then you've probably seen the 1939 version of LOVE AFFAIR or perhaps you've seen its remake AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER. If not then the year before this version you probably saw SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE. I remember seeing this version of LOVE AFFAIR when it was originally released and wondered why they decided to make the movie at that point. I'm sure they thought they were going to make some easy money but the film ended up being a bomb and has since been forgotten.

FOr the most part this remake of LOVE AFFAIR is pretty much a great looking picture that obviously had a lot of talent involved with it and there's no doubt that it had a large sum of money. So what went wrong? The term all style and no substance certainly fits here because we've seen this story so many times before and there's just nothing new done with it. Sure, there are a few minor changes here and there but the structure of the story is the same and there's just no heart or soul here.

It's really too bad that this film has so many flaws because the cast is terrific. Beatty pretty much plays a character like himself in real life and there were some fun jokes aimed at him. Bening, his wife in real life, is as charming as always and there's no question that the two have some nice chemistry. Then you've got Katharine Hepburn who came out of retirement for what would be her last theatrical film. The film soaks up and pays loving tribute to the legendary actress and her scenes are certainly magical.

Outside of that, the film looks great and the cast is very good but there's just not much here. The ending lacks any real emotions. The way the two come together just wasn't all that believable or heartfelt. LOVE AFFAIR is the perfect example of a film that seemed to just throw a great cast together, throw a bunch of money at them and they expect it to turn out as planned. Well, it just didn't work out that way.


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