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i saw it: Love Story

November 21, 2009

love means never having to say you’re sorry.

exsqueeze me? i object. i think it does.

this classic romance from 1970 is touted around town as the greatest love story ever told. hmm…

it’s good. i enjoyed it. i really did. don’t get me wrong.

i just hate movies that jump through time while making it seem like it’s the next day. woosh you’re in college. graduate. law school. job. all in a minute! and she worked at some sort of camp? when did this happen? and that’s not their boat is it? it’s not that severe, but those kids grow up quick.

maybe it’s that my copy of the movie was scratched and kept jumping forward. i watched the clock and it was only a minute each time so that much couldn’t have happened…

and their ‘love story’ built up so fast. i don’t know, i didn’t think falling in love took that little time. it was love at first sight if i’ve ever seen it.

i loved that she’s a ball buster and he’s a prep. it’s basically my dream relationship. i’m totally into the sweater/blazer combo. it doesn’t hurt to have a building named after your family either.

it was sad when you knew he knew about her impending death. it’s sad when he finds out she knows too. i can’t believe he was able to act normal, well relatively, during that time. be strong Ollie!

by the way, i’m not spoiling anything when i say she dies. you know that going into the movie. plus it’s 2009. almost 2010. this movie has been out FOREVER. you should already know that it’s the love story and the chick dies at age 25. SAD. TEARS.

i liked the opening, and even watched the ‘a classic remembered’ feature on the dvd which explained how it was edited originally. i’m glad they changed it before it was released. it would have been weird if the doctor’s office was the first scene. the director’s right… no one would care that she was dying b/c they didn’t even know her. well played on the re-edit.

if you like old movies (wow sad that it’s considered old), then i recommend it. do you love love? you’ll like this too. do you like loud cars? this is your film. snow? yep.

i watched it because as a movie fan, i felt i should. it wasn’t a waste of a netflix. i feel more ‘in the know’ on the film scene now.

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