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Fall (1997)

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In this romantic comedy drama, a mismatched couple (who aren't as mismatched as they believe) are brought together by fate and have to decide if they should stay together. Sarah (Amanda DeCadenet) leads a charmed life: She's a supermodel widely regarded as the most beautiful woman in the world, she's a multimillionaire, and she's married to a wealthy European aristocrat, Phillippe (Rudolph Martin), whom she loves deeply. So when Sarah hails a cab and the driver, Michael (Eric Schaeffer), tries to pick her up, it's no surprise that she's not interested. But fate keeps bringing Sarah and Michael together over the next few days, and eventually the witty and charming cabbie wears down her resistance. They end up back at Michael's apartment after sharing dinner together, and before long, the two are engaged in an extended and highly passionate lovemaking session. It turns out that not all is as it seems; Phillippe has lost interest in Sarah, sexually despite her love for him, and Michael is not just a cab driver, but a once-wealthy and famous author who chose to retreat from the limelight. Racked with guilt the next morning over her infidelity, Sarah tries to convince Michael that they should remain friends and nothing more, while he is convinced that he's met the love of his life. Eric Schaeffer wrote, produced, and directed Fall, as well as played Michael.

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Cast

Rudolf Martin
as Philippe
Roberta Maxwell
as Joan Alterman
Myriam Noel
as Herself
Rockets Redglare
as Performance Priest
Ivor Hanson
as Baby Oil Man
Ellen Barber
as Straight-Jacket Woman
Scarlett Johansson
as Little Girl
Evan Thompson
as Graduation Priest
Gloria Irizarry
as Barcelona Chambermaid
Larry Weiss
as Paparazzi
Arthur J. Nascarella
as Anthony the Maitre D'
A.J. Lopez
as Bellboy
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Critic Reviews for Fall

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

An essentially straight-faced story about a cocky New York cabbie (Schaeffer) who gets into a hot and heavy affair with a European supermodel.

March 20, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Fortunately, when America's love affair with Eric Schaeffer finally kicks in, there will be a fat back-catalog of little-seen Eric Schaeffer projects ready to be discovered.

July 10, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Fall leans too heavily in the direction of vain and smug.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A narcissistic, ego-driven gabfest courtesy of indie auteur Eric Schaeffer, who appears not to have figured out that therapy is cheaper than moviemaking.

Full Review… | March 20, 2008
TV Guide

Fall often feels like a remake of 9 1/2 Weeks, with Schaeffer seemingly competing with Mickey Rourke for most..disgusting sleazeball ever committed to celluloid.

Full Review… | January 26, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Despite a few decent lines of dialogue this is generally, really stupid.

January 27, 2004
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Fall

½

sadly i know all 3 types of douchebags in this movie with scary accuracy in look, speech, and attitude= and i hate all 3 of them in this movie as well.

Jason Kraynek
Jason Kraynek

Fall is a raw and sensual romantic drama that lacks passion. The story follows a New York City cab driver who pursues a supermodel after they have a chance encounter. Eric Schaeffer and Amanda De Cadenet lead the cast, but they don't have any chemistry and their performances are rather weak. The writing tries too hard to be witty and insightful, and ends up feeling superficial. Schaeffer's directing is also poor, and does nothing to enhance the themes of the film. Though the execution fails, Fall is a provocative film that has some interesting things to say about relationships.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

I love this movie for its words. In fact, I may have to buy it just so I have a copy of what was said in the last scene. (Oh, how I cried!) The actors aren't spectacular in this one, and there are a lot of flaws in general (If she is that much of a supermodel why aren't cameras following her at all times, not just when its convenient to advance the "plot")...but really that doesn't matter. If you don't like poetry, this movie probably won't go over well with you. ps. I don't know what the guy below was watching, but there is no " naked chick all over the place" in this. There was a fully naked guy...Perhaps he is confused. My last comment would be...whatever you are thinking this movie is about...it's not.

Layla Hammers
Layla Hammers

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