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.Written by
Old-fashioned gas lights and lamp posts out of Boston's long past, from places like Beacon Hill, were added to scenes in Harvard Yard to make it look more like the producer's image of Harvard. Ryan O'Neal ruined several takes by tripping over the chains holding them in place. See more »
When Jennifer calls on the phone Oliver's father , the number she dials is 1-333-334.. (not in the visible frame), but the number Oliver told her to dial is 1-3383434. See more »
Oliver Barrett IV:
What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant? That she loved Mozart and Bach, the Beatles, and me?
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The Paramount logo only appears at the end of the film. See more »
The modern tear-jerker for today's audiences. By today everybody knows the story for this film; boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy discovers girl has terminal illness.
Even though I am a guy, I cried at the end of this (something very rare). Well done all around. Great acting and direction, with a brilliant music score and very well adapted from the book. Without a doubt in my mind, the greatest romance film ever made between the 1970's - the present. 10 out of 10.
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