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

What can you say about

a 25-year-old girl who died?

That she was beautiful and brilliant?

That she loved Mozart and Bach?

The Beatles?

And me?

- Do you have this book?

- You have your own library.

- Answer my question.

- Answer mine first.

We're allowed to use

the Radcliffe library.

I'm not talking legality,

I'm talking ethics.

Harvard's got five million books,

Radcliffe a few thousand.

I only want one. I've got

an hour exam tomorrow, damn it!

Please watch your profanity, preppy.

Why do you think

I went to prep school?

- You look stupid and rich.

- Actually, I'm smart and poor.

No, I'm smart and poor.

- Why are you so smart?

- I won't have coffee with you.

- I wouldn't ask you.

- That's what makes you stupid.

Comp. Lit. 105. Not bad.

Music 150. Not bad.

Music 201, that's a graduate course.

- Renaissance polyphony.

- What's polyphony?

Nothing sexual, preppy.

I told you, my name is Oliver.

- First or last?

- First.

- Oliver what?

- Barrett.

- Barrett like the poet?

- Yeah, no relation.

- Barrett like the hall?

- Yes.

I'm having coffee

with a Harvard building.

I'm not Barrett Hall. My great

grandfather just gave it to Harvard.

So his not-so-great grandson

could get in?

If you think I'm a loser, why did you

bulldoze me into buying you coffee?

I like your body.

- I major in Social Studies.

- It doesn't show.

- It's an honours programme.

- I know you've got a few brains.

- Really?

- You're hung up on me, aren't you?

- Jenny?

- Yeah?

Listen, you Radcliffe bitch.

There's a hockey game on Friday.

- So?

- I want you to come.

Why would I go

to a lousy hockey game?

- Because I'm playing.

- For which side?

Two minutes for number seven.


Penalty, Barrett, Harvard,

Two minutes, Holding,

Why are you here

when your friends are playing?

I'm in the penalty box.

- What did you do?

- I tried too hard.

- Is that a big disgrace?

- I'm trying to concentrate.

- On what?

- On how I'll total that bastard.

Come on, Harvard, let's go!

Are you a dirty player?

Would you ever total me?

- I will right now if you don't shut up.

- I'm leaving. Goodbye.

Barrett back in the game,

Harvard have full strength,

And a goal, Ackerman,

Assist, Barrett,

- Now I've seen a hockey game.

- What did you like best?

- When you were on your ass.

- Thanks for coming.

I didn't say you could kiss me.

- I was carried away.

- I wasn't.

I may not call you for a few months,

or I might call you

when I get back to my room.

- Bastard.

- You can dish it out, but not take it.

- Hello, animals.

- Hey, Ollie.

- What did you get?

- An assist.

- Off Cavilleri?

- None of your business.

- I'm your roommate!

- Has Barrett got a new goodie?

Jenny Cavilleri.

It's a music type from Rhode Island.

- I know her. Real tight-ass.

- Plays piano for the Bach Society.

- What does she play with Barrett?

- Probably hard to get.

Simpson. Up yours.

That proves it.

Hello, Jen?

What would you say if I told you...

I think I'm in love with you?

Never say "love" if you don't mean it.

You're a known quantity.


You're known for quantity.

At Radcliffe, every hall is Barrett Hall.

- You've been checking up on me.

- I won't dine outdoors with anybody.

- Am I just anybody?

- What do you think, preppy?

You'll have to fend for yourself

this weekend.

I'll be mixing it up

with Francis LaPierre.

- Very funny.

- Are you jealous?

He's the captain

of the Cornell hockey team.

You've been reading the sports page.

I wouldn't mind

watching you play against Cornell.

No. I'll be involved.

Oh, yeah. The All-Ivy title.

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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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