Love Story (1970)

PG   |    |  Drama, Romance


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A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.

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  • Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in Love Story (1970)
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  • Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in Love Story (1970)
  • Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in Love Story (1970)
  • Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in Love Story (1970)
  • Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in Love Story (1970)

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Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writer:

Erich Segal

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13 July 2002 | anthropo
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| Academy Award Nominations for this!?
I had never seen Love Story nor read the book. However, I vividly remember its popularity when I was a child. Now that I'm "all grown up" I cannot believe that 1970 America got mesmerized by such schmaltz.

For Love Story to garner a Best Picture nomination must mean that 1970 was a weak year for films. Others have panned O'Neal and McGraw's acting. I thought it was adequate... nothing to do backflips over, but adequate...certainly NOT Oscar winning. I've always liked Ryan O'Neal's acting. Someone else should have played Jenny

I can take the romance, the young love, grievous feelings. I've been there but what's most irksome about this film are the gaps in the story line. I had NO IDEA what the hell Jenny was dying from. Out of nowhere Oliver graduates from law school... did we ever see him crack a book. The screenplay is lacking in my opinion. This is certainly not the greatest love story ever told... at least not on film anyway.

Still, it's enjoyable and worth seeing if nothing else than to see Tommy Lee Jones in an early role and also for the beautiful winter scenery.

Rating: 7/10 or **1/2

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