Director: Arthur Hiller
Cast : Ali MacGraw,Ryan O’Neal
Love story is a Romantic drama starring Ryan O’Neal as Oliver Barrett, a wealthy guy from Hardvard university who meets Jennifer Cavalleri (Ali MacGraw) a middle class Radcliffe college student at Radcliffe library.Both then fell in love. Oliver decides to take her to his Villa to introduce her with his parents.But Against his father’s wish both decided to get marry along with Jenny’s father approval.They rent for a house and starts living together and struggles initially without the financial support from Oliver’s father .Jenny working as a music teacher in a private school helps Oliver to finish his graduation.After getting a good job Oliver desides to have a baby.
Having consultation with the doctor, Oliver came to know that Jenny is seriously in ill and soon going to die.Without informing her condition to Jenny, oliver leads his normal life.At one point of time Oliver desperately in need of money for Jenny’s cancer therapy treatment and meets his father for help.But Without informing jenny’s condition , he leaves the house.On getting admitted in hospital, Jenny asks Oliver to hold her tightely on the bed before she dies.Reliazing the situation Oliver’s father reaches the hospital and says sorry to his son.Oliver tells his father “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” as once told by Jenny for him.Film ends with the music on background, as Oliver sits alone with the memories of Jenny.
Though the film ends in a Tragedy, the film is considered as one of romantic movies of all time.In 1970 on film releasing ,both Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal became famous overnight.I especially liked Jenny’s performance and the way she carried herself throughout the movie.Despite of less music score throughout the film, it won an oscar for Best Orignal Music.You can realize it why so at the end of the movie when music plays.It makes you feel the sadness and lonely situation of Oliver.Even one can enjoy the Romance.
Oscar for Best Orignal Music score.