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726 Ratings

An Affair to Remember

Directed by Leo McCarey
United States, 1957
Drama, Romance


A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building – but will it happen?

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An Affair to Remember Directed by Leo McCarey

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival


Academy Awards

1958 | 4 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Directors Guild of America

1958 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

What are people saying?

  • msmichel's rating of the film An Affair to Remember

    The chemistry between Grant and Kerr have led this film to be one of the most beloved romances of all time. For myself, that said chemistry doesn't compensate for the last half hour that steers into the world of syrupy treacle. The first 3/4 is quite romantic and wonderful but that ending.....bleeh. The real emotional scene would be the goodbyes to the grandmother which has such a knowing melancholy to it.

  • mjgildea's rating of the film An Affair to Remember

    An Affair to Remember did next to nothing for me. Cary Grant was Cary Grant, nothing remarkable or disappointing, just like the allegedly landmark chemistry between himself and Deborah Kerr. The scene at grandma's was kind of grating but paled in comparison to that musical number with those goofy-looking kids. I love Grant, but this was overrated fluff with some nice shots of 50s-era New York. Bleh otherwise.

  • nessmj's rating of the film An Affair to Remember

    4.5 - Melodrama at its absolute finest. McCarey manages to take an exaggerated genre (one of which I'm not often fond) and made it transcendental. Grant's and Kerr's repartee is absolutely lovely. In spite of their living in a still imperfect world, one can't help but feel that their being in it pushes the world around them toward the sublime.

  • laura de noves's rating of the film An Affair to Remember

    cary grant very easily may be the most attractive man to ever have existed, but deborah kerr reveals herself to be charming in her own right, a little more awkwardly but also with an endearing humanity rarely seen on the screen. their kind of love, too, is something rarely seen, on screen or off, a passionate but steady forward-moving impulse, undeniably romantic but with a wholesome beauty.

  • SpacePirate's rating of the film An Affair to Remember

    Pretty good first half turns into a bland Douglas Sirk wannabee melodrama in the second. Had potential too, too bad it fizzled for me. Watch Magnificent Obsession or something like that instead. Grant and Kerr have done much better elsewhere.

  • Log Lady's rating of the film An Affair to Remember

    Wasn't feeling the supposed chemistry between Kerr and Grant, which I suppose would have helped in enjoying the film, but the sugary sweetness so typical of romances still doesn't strike a chord in me. I'd rather watch Letter from an Unknown Woman again than any of this fluff. Sure, there were hints of elegance here and there, but mostly I just wanted to slap myself in the face every two minutes.

  • pivic's rating of the film An Affair to Remember

    A very well-written film about a famous man married to a wealthy woman, and meets a married woman on a boat. They joke, they meet his grandmother... It turns and churns. An American well-known romantically tinged film made for big audiences which is indeed - as stated - very well-written and at times incredibly sweet for its time.

  • BUSHRA's rating of the film An Affair to Remember

    i disagree w/ the comment that the first quarter's flawed. i feel like their misunderstood estrangement was the most flawed part of the movie and it somewhat upsets what should have been a perfect reunion. there's something haphazard of how they explained their lives to be without each other but maybe in context, that's the point. a very endearing, charming movie nonetheless with killer chemistry + true romance.