A film adaption of Erich Segal’s novel “Love Story” by Arthur Hiller, starring Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal and John Marley. The movie’s premise is simple: the typical boy meets girl love story, with the cliché rich boy, poor girl angle. But I think its simplicity is part of what’s so great about it. I fell in love with Oliver and Jenny (and as corny as it may sound, I think their undying love for each other is ultimately what we’re all searching for), and their tragedy became my devastation as well. It’s generally your typical soppy chick flick, with the exception that the pair don’t “live happily ever after”, but probably the best one of its kind. A story like this has become so banal today, but it was surely one of the first of its kind. And with a terrific soundtrack! (Won Oscar for best music)
Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver’s wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail. Oliver and Jenny continue to build their life together. Relying only on each other, they believe love can fix anything. But fate has other plans. Soon, what began as a brutally honest friendship becomes the love story of their lives.