Saturday, April 26, 2008


This is a movie that makes you realize how hard it must be to make a movie because this one should have been fool-proof and it fails almost frame by frame. It bears the most superficial resemblance to the original with Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne and the remake (AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER) in 1957 with Cary Grant and Debohra Kerr.

With the exception of Gary Shandling and then hearing Kate Hepburn say "fuck a duck," there's not an ounce of humor in the movie. Nor is there emotion. I mean, if you're going to cut the comedy, then let the melodrama run on all cylinders. Instead we have the romance of two very dreary people whose only common attraction is that their former mates were drearier. When we see Benning after the accident, while Beatty is still waiting up in the Empire State building, she can't even talk, she has to send yes or no messages by blinking. Why? Debohra Kerr was in HYSTERICS shouting "Nick, I have to go meet Nick!" Is it true those in charge in Hollywood think people can't take anything so lacking in cool as someone screaming for their lives?

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