The eagerly awaited reunion of De Niro and Streep, whose tender relationship in THE DEER HUNTER (1978) proved to be one of the highlights of that superb film, was a heartbreaking disappointment. FALLING IN LOVE is a distinctly passionless film in which deep emotions are only hinted at and
all character development takes place off-screen. De Niro is a successful architect, married and the father of two children, who commutes from Westchester County to Manhattan every day on the same train as Streep, a free-lance graphic artist, also married, who makes regular visits to her ailing
father in Manhattan. An accidental meeting sparks the attraction between them. Intended...