Film Reviews, Short Review

An Affair to Remember (1957)

2.5/4

I’m a sucker for Cary Grant, and he’s as fine as ever in An Affair to Remember. It’s a more graceful performance required of him here, more elegant and romantic, for this is a melodrama and not a screwball comedy. With that said, he is still afforded plenty of opportunities to display his usual comic sharpness and it’s a pleasure to watch as always. The romance at the centre of the film is quite pleasant and Deborah Kerr has good chemistry with Grant – unfortunately, the film is chock full of superfluous, slow-moving scenes that do nothing at all, draining the film of the kind of energy and spark that lifts up the best classic Hollywood romances.

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