Starring: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening,
Katherine Hepburn, Gary
Shandling, Pierce Brosnan,
Kate Capshaw, Chloe Webb,
Brenda Vaccaro, & Harold Ramis
Genre: Romance Drama
Runtime: 101 minutes
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Director: Glenn Gordon CaronEXECUTIVE
PRODUCER: Andrew Z. Davis
Producer: Andrew Z. DavisPRODUCER:
Writer: Robert Towne & Warren Beatty
Address Comments To:
Ted Baehr's Discernment Point: The message of this Warren Beatty love note to his own real-life paramour Annette Bening is that love can turn the worse philanderer into a caring monogamous husband. The language and characterization follows the storyline with the smattering of bad language and offensive content associated with the early portrait of Mike the sinner whose demeanor and language is transformed by love. Although Christians understand that only the love of Jesus Christ can truly transform the unregenerate, the movie does show a faithful monogamous marriage is worth the fools gold of fame and fortune.
LOVE AFFAIR is finely crafted with excellent performances by Beatty and Bening, plus an incredible scene-stealing performance by Katharine Hepburn, this enjoyable remake/new-version does impressive justice to its famous predecessors. A wonderfully made, warmly portrayed love story that manages to communicate without an abundance of foul language (although regrettably there is some), explicit sexual activity ... that is LOVE AFFAIR.