Olivers Story

Theatrical Release: April 27, 1979
DVD Release: November 18, 2003
Olivers Story


In this sequel to the 1970s tearjerker Love Story, based on Erich Segal’s novel, Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O’Neal) is mourning the death of his young wife when he meets someone new who restores his faith in love. But Marcie Bonwit (Candice Bergen) is also heartbroken and starting over after a painful divorce, and though they may be hopeful, they’re also both cautious.

Dove Review

This film is a sequel to “Love Story” and in this movie Ryan O’ Neal plays a grieving widower. He questions whether or not there is life after death. His friends become worried about him as he continues to withdraw from life. Finally he meets a young woman named Marcie (Candice Bergen) and he is drawn to her and slowly begins to become involved in life again. The film focuses on his struggles as he cares about Marcie but finds himself comparing her to his dead wife Jenny.

Unfortunately, there is a sexual relationship between an unmarried couple and strong language and therefore we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie as a family-friendly film.

Content Description

Sex: Sex between unmarried couple a few times in the movie; sexual comments.
Language: J-1; G/OMG-4; H-3; A-1; PO-1; S-1; Cr*p-1
Violence: Man has outburst of temper a few times but doesn't harm anyone.
Drugs: Drinking and bar scenes.
Nudity: Rear male nudity as man showers; cleavage; nipples seen in cold through woman's sweater; woman wears a shirt only and her thighs are exposed.
Other: A man grieves over the death of his wife; a man questions whether or not there is life after death.


Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Writer: Erich Segal
Director: John Korty
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter