#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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.
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Uninvolving `love story’ that has more flaws than strengths
Oliver is a Havard law student Jock type who’s father is a millionaire and Jennifer is a poor Radcliffe student working her way through college. When they meet they develop a relationship that eventually turns to love. When they decide to marry, Oliver is cut off by his father and the two are forced to become poor as they try to study and work at the same time. The two find that their love is strong enough to stand even the biggest tests of life.
A massive hit and Oscar winner in the 70’s it is easy to forget this film now, simply because it is so dated, flawed and unrelatable that I found it amusing but never emotional or moving. The plot is a straightforward and goes just where you expect it to. However that is not a major problem if the film had managed to be emotionally involving and powerful neither of which I found it to do.
The biggest reason for this is the characters and the actors. Oliver is a spoilt rich kid who has `issues’ with his multimillion father only wanting the best for him. It doesn’t help that O’Neal can’t act and delivers even the most touching scene like he was made of wood. Meanwhile Jenny is rude and pretentious and quite an unpleasant person. McGraw is pretty but I couldn’t have cared less if a bus had hit her character in the first 10 minutes, such was the empathy that she made me feel with her.
The music is awful it is shamelessly tearing jerking and written to create emotion where none is forthcoming from the action onscreen. It runs constantly and got to the point where it grated on me. The film is not without merit though, bits of it are funny and the basic love story had potential to be a professional weepy.
Instead it is flat and uninvolving and is simply a Hollywood bit of fluff that left me cold despite a few chuckles or smiles. It may have done good box office but if recent summers have taught us anything, it’s that that is not an indication of a good film.
Generic Title Says All That’s Necessary About This Unapologetic and Severely Dated Movie
This 1970 hit film has not aged well, but frankly, it was not that good when it was released. Yet, it was a hugely popular success perhaps because the idea of fatalistic young love must have appealed to audiences saturated by constant TV coverage of the Vietnam War. The plot is pure drivel as it concerns Oliver Barrett IV, a privileged Harvard hockey player, who meets and falls in love with Jenny Cavelleri, an antagonistic Vassar music student proud of her working class background. His old-school father naturally disapproves of Jenny, and in a typical act of rebellion, that means the young couple gets married in one of those hippie-era, extemporaneous ceremonies. He lands his dream job in New York, but she gets unexpectedly ill and dies of her terminal disease. There is a veneer of then-contemporary film-making techniques displayed by director Arthur Hiller, but none of that can hide the old-fashioned, cliché-ridden story at its core. The inevitable ending left me particularly unmoved.
Both Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw became stars with this movie as Oliver and Jenny but inexplicably so since neither seems able to convey the depth or complexity required to make their characters compelling. At least the boyish O’Neal is sincere in his weakly defiant approach, but MacGraw is so wooden and smirky in behavior that it’s hard to see what Oliver sees in Jenny beyond her sarcastic façade. John Marley (two years before finding the decapitated racehorse in his bed in “The Godfather”) does better as Jenny’s plainspoken baker father Phil, as does Ray Milland as the seemingly insensitive Barrett paterfamilias. The overly familiar Frances Lai music has almost become parody in itself over the years. The print quality on the DVD is good, though the only extra is a rather effusive commentary track by Hiller. The most interesting bit of trivia is that author Erich Segal (upon whose book this movie is based) conceived Oliver as a mix between two Harvard roommates he knew Vice President Al Gore and actor Tommy Lee Jones, who happens to have a bit part in the movie as one of Oliver’s roommates.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Arthur Hiller
Writer Erich Segal
Actors Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 16 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Movielab, USA (uncredited)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm