Falling in Love


Falling in Love

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Falling in Love can be described as an urban American Brief Encounter. Reteamed for the first time since The Deer Hunter, Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep star as a married couple. Thing of it is, they're not married to each other. While Christmas shopping for their respective families, architect Frank Raftis (DeNiro) and graphic artist Molly Gilmore (Streep) "meet cute," their holiday packages becoming mixed up. What starts as a pleasant chance acquaintance blossoms into romance. Inevitably, however, both parties realize that what they're doing is wrong--a shade too late to save their marriages, as it turns out. The film ends with a bittersweet "one year later" coda. The natural charisma of its stars lends distinction to the otherwise so-so Falling in Love.

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Meryl Streep
as Molly Gilmore
Robert De Niro
as Frank Raftis
Harvey Keitel
as Ed Lasky
George Martin
as John Trainer
Jane Kaczmarek
as Ann Raftis
David Clennon
as Brian Gilmore
Dianne Wiest
as Isabelle
Victor Argo
as Victor Rawlins
Wiley Earl
as Mike Raftis
Jesse Bradford
as Joe Raftis
Chevi Colton
as Elevator Woman
Richard Giza
as Salesman
James Ryan
as Cashier
Paul Herman
as Engineer
John H. Reese
as Taxi Driver
Clem Caserta
as Taxi Driver
Yanni Sfinias
as Hot Dog Vendor
Florence Anglin
as Saleslady
Sonny Abagnale
as Tow Truck driver
John Ottavino
as Construction Worker
George Barry
as Conductor #1
L.P. McGlynn
as Conductor #2
J.S. Klinetob
as Conductor #3
Mike Tremont
as Architect
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An American retelling of "Brief encounter". All clichés in place, the romance works mainly because it is written and played out with maturity and sensibility, which allows the viewer to care about the chain of events that lead the characters to bond and ultimately love each other, no matter if most of these occurrences are a bit corny or unrealistic.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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Okay movie. I had not seen this before. I guess for me the main problem was the two main characters were both married to other people and both mature and frumpy enough to know better. He's a construction worker dad of two and she's a housewife who is not working as she needs to be available for her ailing father. Neither of their spouses are awful or treat them badly, where you could even understand why they might stray. Both spouses are also unremarkable, dull, just like our two leads. I didn't buy the connection between the two at all. Not to say the acting is bad, it's not at all, they just don't make a convincing pair. This just feels very based towards a late 30's up market, but I'm now there myself and also married "forever" and I can't even relate to the pair of them. I can't see either what was so bad in their current partners, or what was so great about the pair of them. Okay tv viewing, but definitely Meryl has done better.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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A simple romantic story, but somehow it touches you deep, maybe it had to do with the powerful performance of its actors. Would have liked the movie even better with a sad ending, though. It looked like it was on the cards. I was very surprised to see how easily De-Niro portrayed the role of a simple common man. Never imagined a scene involving De-Niro, asking hopefully to his friend "Do you think I am good-looking?".

Sajin P A
Sajin P A

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I?m not sure I like De Niro so much in romantic roles, he was still pretty good in this and so was Meryl Streep, but I just prefer his other tougher roles, I guess he did too, otherwise he would have made more. Maybe the romance was not tragic enough for my liking. Still, a good watch, but not high up on the De Niro/Streep leader board of films.

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Lady D'arbanville

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