Love Story Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal

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    Jennifer (Ali MacGraw, at the time Mrs. Robert Evans)is a smart alec Cliffie (studying at Radcliffe), from a lower-middle-class Italian-American family. She becomes involved with a Oliver (Ryan O'Neal), a blueblood at Harvard Law School. While Jenny's dad approves of their relationship, Oliver's haughty father tells his son he'll disown him if he marries Jenny. The couple decides to brave a few years of poverty (until Oliver earns his law degree) and marry. Their temporary penury is highly romanticized, e.g., they make do with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches instead of steak. The two of them also squabble and make up from time to time, in one case leading to the delivery of the famous albeit sappy line, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." However, a debilitating factor eventually creeps into their relationship, which they cannot shrug off so glibly.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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