Falling in Love (1984 film)
Falling in Love is a 1984 American romantic drama film starring Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep and directed by Ulu Grosbard. In the film, two married strangers meet randomly, become friends, and fall in love. They spend time together, riding the train into the city of New York, and begin meeting for coffee or lunch. They enjoy their time together and this enjoyment eventually blossoms into love.
|Falling in Love|
The film poster.
|Directed by||Ulu Grosbard|
|Produced by||Marvin Worth|
|Written by||Michael Cristofer|
|Music by||Dave Grusin|
|Edited by||Michael Kahn|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
While Christmas shopping for their respective families, architect Frank Raftis (De Niro) and graphic artist Molly Gilmore (Streep) bump into each other in a bookstore. When they arrive home they both notice that they have interchanged one of their holiday gift books, in fact the book they intended for their respective spouses. They meet again one morning a few months later on the commuter train to Central Station in Manhattan. What starts as a pleasant chance acquaintance blossoms into romance. Inevitably, both parties realize that even casual smooching is wrong. Sadly, their marriages don't appeal to them either. Finally, a somewhat bittersweet resolution is revealed one year later.
The entire film takes place in the New York City metropolitan area and suburbs. There are scenes in locations including Rizzoli Bookstore, Trump Tower, the Hudson River train line, and Dobbs Ferry, New York.