Falling in Love

1984

Falling in Love

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Total Count: 12

63%

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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.

Cast

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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  • Feb 27, 2015
    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 P Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2011
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Oct 02, 2010
    Falling in love was just a sweet romantic love story to watch. Man and woman at any given time of history can relate to it and that was the beauty of it. This was an example of how such remarkable acting can bring the simplest of stories so alive.Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep had outdone themselves in this movie bringing such deep feelings in such a simple story. And they made you feel it, making you aware of their shortcomings and love.Robert de Niro is such a great actor, always bringing his charisma and sex appeal alive, and here he was able to show himself as a regular simple man,falling in love with a married woman.Meryl Streep was outstanding as usual and together, they brought depth to the story and they did very well in portraying their characters,
    Daisy M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2010
    In 2006 there was a Bollywood movie titled Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna that has similar plot to Falling in love (Plagiarism?). i didn't like that one, but Falling in love actually works. An affair between married man and a married woman, they meet and they fell in love. I hate the idea of infidelity, cheating in marriage, I always wonder about the effect on their poor kids. But despite that, the movie wins because of the chemistry of the two lead star; Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro. The heart wants what the heart wants? 6/10.
    Cancelled U Super Reviewer

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