Love Story Oliver's Story

25/12/2003
  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2003
  |  183 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Get your hanky out for this double bill of classic weepies. 'Love Story' (1970) stars Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw as a pair of ill-fated lovers. Rich undergraduate Oliver Barrett (O'Neal) meets Jenny Cavilleri (McGraw), the daughter of a poor Italian baker, and the two fall deeply in love. Even when Oliver is cut off by his family and must takes a night job in order to finish college, the couple's poverty only serves to bring them closer together. But before long a visit to the doctor brings the shattering news that Jenny is dying.... In the sequel, 'Oliver's Story' (1978), Oliver, devastated by the loss of his young wife, tries to immerse himself in his work and forget his pain. But the long hours don't help, and his inconsolable grief begins to alienate those around him, until he meets beautiful heiress Marcie Bonwit (Candice Bergen), who is willing to accept his bereavement and love him for who he is. But Oliver cannot forget his wife, and in his raw and vulnerable state is unable to let himself let go, look to the future and fall in love.