Love Story

Love Story

Arthur Hiller (1970)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This heady mixture of love and life-threatening illness was roundly condemned by critics in its day, but nevertheless became a massive box-office hit (the memorable score by Francis Lai was even rewarded with an Oscar). But it has to be taken at face value or not at all. If, on the one hand, you drown in the excess of the ill-starred romance between tragic Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, you'll require two boxes of Kleenex. But if, on the other, you bring even the remotest hint of cynicism to bear, it will grate like fingernails on a blackboard. And you must remember that this was made at a time when everyone was drooling over O'Neal.


Two students at Harvard University fall in love, but their romance is fated to be cut tragically short by the discovery that one of them has a terminal illness. Romantic drama, starring Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal and Ray Milland.

Cast & Crew

Oliver Barrett IV Ryan O'Neal
Jenny Cavilleri Ali MacGraw
Oliver Barrett III Ray Milland
Phil Cavilleri John Marley
Hank Tommy Lee Jones
Dean Thompson Russell Nype
Mrs Oliver Barrett III Katherine Balfour
Dr Shapeley Sydney Walker
Director Arthur Hiller
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Swearing and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray