Love Story (1970)

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Warning: this is a tearjerker. Watch at your own risk!

This is the love story of two young college students, Jenny (played by Ali MacGraw) and Oliver (played by Ryan O’Neal). The relationship between this Harvard boy and Radcliffe girl begins with curt language and sexual innuendoes, which makes it easy to love them immediately. Unfortunately, you know from the very first line of the movie that they do not have a fairy tale ending.

This movie is one of my all-time favourite movies. Although this movie is classified as a romance, it is also simultaneously a tragedy. You wont be able to help your self, you will fall in love with Jenny and Oliver. You will crack a smile at how Oliver proposes or how they speak to one another and your heart will swell watching them playing in the snow together because you can see the love between them growing. The two work together to create a life together, and when it seems as though they are out of their tough times, they are blindsided. You will have to watch the movie to find out what blindsides them.

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The perfect take home message from this movie was that “love means never having to say you’re sorry” and that true love can really withstand anything.

Photos retrieved from the film Love Story.


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