Everyone is bound to recognize this title. Love Story is the legendary tale of two polar opposites finding comfort in each other. This is one of the few cases when it is said that the movie is better than the book. Simple and passionate, Arthur Hiller attempts to create the supreme love story with flawless romance mixed with the realities of anger. With his efforts, he has achieved THE Love Story. Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, who play the lovers on film, bring the characters to life in a way the novel didn’t even attempt.
The story is well known. The two, Oliver and Jennifer, share a love they cannot deny, nor ignore. Falling deeply and powerfully in love, their attraction to one another defies everything they have ever believed in. They put their hearts on line for each other, facing many difficulties because of their opposite backgrounds. Oliver`s choice ends up with him being disowned by his father and despite Jennifer`s efforts to reconcile them, it does not happen until the very end of the story. Despite the conflict, they continue building their live together relying on their own strength. Soon, what began as a brutally honest friendship becomes the love story of their lives.
Why should you make this your Valentine`s movie?
Easy! It exhales beauty and romance. The movie is about a love affair that is so perfect that even the death that terminates it becomes a symbol of its perfection. “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” What is a better message than this, that you want to convey to your significant other?