Love Story

Love Story

DVD - 2007
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A young couple from different backgrounds marries and then face her unexpected impending death.
Audience: OFA rating: PG.
Publisher: Hollywood : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Love
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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rslade
Mar 03, 2016

The classic 1970 romance that was schmaltzy then and has not improved with age. The usual poor 70s production values.

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mswrite
Mar 01, 2016

"Love means never having to say you're sorry!"

This line, as uttered by a gorgeous Ali MacGraw, became the catch phrase of 1970. And I believed her, or wanted to. Hey, I was 12 at the time--what did I know? On the other hand, what on earth was I doing in a theater showing an R-rated movie?

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xeta
Jan 02, 2016

Not believable and way too much unnecessary swearings!

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jul 14, 2014

Hey! If love really is so wonderful, then why-oh-why does everything about this movie make me wanna puke, big time? I'm not kidding!

Considering how mega-popular that Love Story was upon its initial release back in 1970 - I'd say that it sure reveals (with crystal-clarity) just how absolutely "love-starved" that particular generation of movie-goers really was.

This modern-day Romeo and Juliet story is so unbelievably trite, clich├ęd and insipid that it's hard to imagine what a phenomenal box-office success that it originally was. I mean, Love Story is so bloody ridiculous that when Ali MacGraw's character becomes terminally ill she (get this!) actually grows more beautiful as her death approaches. (Like - What ails you, girl?)

You can easily argue that I don't know how the hell to recognize "great love" when I see it. But if this sappy, little soap-opera-of-a-movie is supposed to be a prime example of that "great love", then I'd say that the commodity we all call "love" is grossly over-rated. Yep. It sure is!

Believe me, all you love-crazed, starry-eyed, little fockers - Unconditional Love Does Not Exist. It doesn't.... Let's face it - "Love is "always" having to say you're sorry."

Now - How's that for some healthy, finely-tuned cynicism?

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jds1
Feb 25, 2014

What can you say. For me this is the original romantic movie. This came out when I was a teen and I idolized it. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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laurenbetty
Dec 13, 2013

laurenbetty thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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SummertimeGirl
Aug 27, 2011

SummertimeGirl thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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re_discover
Sep 15, 2014

"Love means never having to say you're sorry"

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