Love Story Movie Review 1970

Information and Film Reviews for Love Story the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Melodrama had enormous popular appeal. O'Neal is the son of Boston's upper crust at Harvard; McGraw's the daughter of a poor Italian on scholarship to study music at Radcliffe. They find happiness, but only for a brief period. Timeless story, simply told, with artful direction from Hiller pulling exceptional performances from the young duo (who have never done as well since). The end result is perhaps better than Segal's simplistic novel, which was produced after he sold the screenplay and became a best-seller before the picture's release--great publicity for any film. Remember: "Love means never having to say you're sorry."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Tearjerkers, Tragedy, New York, New York, Boston, Top Grossing Films of 1970, Disease of the Week, Hockey, Books to Film: Erich Segal
Erich Segal
Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw, Ray Milland, John Marley, Tommy Lee Jones
Richard Kratina
Arthur Hiller
Francis Lai
Robert C. Jones
Paramount Pictures


Oscars 1970: Orig. Score; Golden Globes 1971: Actress--Drama (MacGraw), Director (Hiller), Film--Drama, Screenplay, Score.

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