Love Story

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Arthur Hiller
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

the other guy look worse?

I always make

the other guy look worse.

- Jenny?

- Yeah?

- Who's Phil?

- My father.

You call your father Phil?

- It's his name, what do you call yours?

- Son-of-a-bitch.

- To his face?

- I never see his face.

- Why? Does he wear a mask?

- In a way.

He must be proud.

You're a Harvard jock.

- So was he.

- Bigger than All-Ivy?

He rowed single sculls

in the 1928 Olympics.

- Did he win?

- No.

- Then why is he a son-of-a-bitch?

- He leans on me.

- He makes me do the right things.

- So?

I don't like to have to put out X amount

of achievement every term.

You hate making the Dean's list

and being All-Ivy!

He expects no less, and when

I come through, he is so indifferent.

- Ridiculous!

- And what did he say after the game?

He went all that way to watch you play?

After we blew the title

and after I was nearly massacred,

do you know what he said to his son?

- Whores in Ithaca?

- "I know the Dean of the Law School. "

What did you expect him to say?

"How is your sex life?"

- Whose side are you on?

- I didn't know it was a war.

- You don't understand.

- More than you wish I did.

Did the son-of-a-bitch

at least get lousy grades?

- He was a Rhodes scholar.

- There's a problem of overachievement.

- Forget about it. There's no problem.

- Right.

Do I call my father on the phone?

Do I say, "I love you, Phil?"

- No.

- There you are.

And do you know why?

Because his name is Oliver.

The great Barrett Hall.

Don't you salute when you pass it?

- It's ugly. I've never been inside.

- That's a mature attitude.

It's not easy living with history.

- How many have to cope with that?

- I could name two.


Must you play music while we study?

I'm studying the music,

It's called "Analysis of Form",


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Erich Segal

Erich Wolf Segal (June 16, 1937 – January 17, 2010) was an American author, screenwriter, educator and classicist. He was best known for writing the novel Love Story (1970), a best-seller, and writing the motion picture of the same name, which was a major hit. more…

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