Falling in Love

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De Niro and Streep play two Manhattan commuters who fall in love, Brief Encounter style; but to invoke Coward and Lean's film is to realise just how thin and unsatisfying this one is. Coincidences are difficult to get right in any romantic movie, yet here they are piled on without regard for sense or subtlety, while the script is so concerned to give its big names equal screen time that it fails to establish an innocuous but hardly compelling love story of the old school. De Niro merely coasts, while Streep's woman-at-the-emotional-crossroads now seems as familiar as a stale variety turn.

By: DP

Release details

Duration: 106 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ulu Grosbard
Screenwriter: Michael Cristofer
Cast: Robert De Niro
Meryl Streep
Harvey Keitel
Jane Kaczmarek
George Martin
David Clennon

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Did not like the movie, too contrived. De niro is shown as a nice and sensitive guy but it seems to have no guilt or feelings at all where his wife and kids and concerned, just a need to satisfy his libido with a new woman. Sick.