The 1939 Irene Dunne-Charles Boyer romance Love Affair, remade with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in 1957 as An Affair to Remember, became a vehicle for real-life couple Warren Beatty and Annette Bening in this 1994 rendition. The well-worn story remains the same, as a man and a woman, both engaged to other people, fall madly in love while traveling, indulge in a brief but intense affair, then agree to part and sort out their feelings. They are to meet again at the top of the Empire State Building if their feelings persist, but a series of unfortunate circumstances threatens to keep the lovers apart. Despite polished visuals and a time-tested narrative, this variation suffers in comparison to its two predecessors, not to mention the previous year's Sleepless in Seattle, which had drawn on An Affair to Remember for several of its most memorable sequences. It does features Katherine Hepburn's first film appearance in 13 years. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
This is a very good movie with a huge ensemble cast re-enacting the original An Affair To Remember script with minor modern day changes. This version mirrored the original version with the accident. Sleepless in Seatle, on the otherhand, did not incorporate an accident into their story line. I think Sleepless in Seattle was a more creative tribute to the original movie. This is a movie worth renting and watching. It is a well acted re-enactment of the original movie with a star studded cast.
I really liked this movie. I have Gary Grant and Deborah Kerr's movie and I thought they did a good job of remaking this movie. Of course they had to change it a little but it is still a wonderful story and Warren Beatty and Annette Bening did a great job of modernizing it. Loved seeing Katherine Hepburn again too. Betty W
An amazing romantic love story. It follows the storyline pretty closely to the original version, "An Affair to Remember." I actually liked this one better because it flows well due to improved camera techniques and revised lines for some of the characters. The kids scene is adorable. The song that the children sing, "I Will," was a remake of a Beatles song. Overall, it was definitely a lovely movie with great actors and actresses.