An Affair to Remember is one of the AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Passions picks. (It is also featured pretty heavily in Sleepless in Seattle.)
I’d seen this before (of course) but I’d forgotten just how good it is. I mean, don’t get me wrong: there’s melodrama like nobody’s business in this movie. But it’s also really, really GOOD.
And it’s one of those movies that pretty much everyone has seen (or, thanks to Sleepless in Seattle, feels like they have). :)
I was very proud of myself for watching this movie without crying. Except then Cary Grant realized that Deborah Kerr was the woman who bought the painting and goes into her room and sees it. And the look on his face? Yeah, there came the tears. DAMN IT, CARY GRANT!
This isn’t my favorite Cary Grant movie (that’s probably The Philadelphia Story) but it’s definitely up there.