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During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
At the time that the film was made and released, both of its two lead stars, 'Robert de Niro' and Meryl Streep, had won two acting Oscars and in the same categories for each of their genders. The two then two time Academy Award winners had won both a lead and supporting acting Oscar. Streep had won for Sophie's Choice (1982) (lead) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) (supporting) whilst de Niro had won for Raging Bull (1980) (lead) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) (supporting). Both had won their supporting acting Oscar first followed by their lead acting Oscar. To buck the trend many years later, in 2012, Streep won another Oscar for The Iron Lady (2011). See more »
During several exterior Metro North run-by's, the film sequences are shown inverted. Trains coming towards the camera should run on the viewers left (as
trains and cars both drive on the right in the US) and the motorman's front window should be on the viewers left, as seen in the sequences shot in Grand Central Terminal. See more »
[talking to Isabelle about Frank]
No, I think about him every day. Last thought before I fall asleep and first thought when I wake up. I talk to myself all day about him, even when I'm talking to somebody else, even when I'm talking to you now I'm talking to myself about him. Brian thinks I'm ill, he thinks that it has to do with my father, he thinks the stress and, you know, all that... Thinks I'm having a breakdown, but I'm not, there's nothing wrong with me. Except that I love him.
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Food for everyone ....................................................
Absolutely brilliant acting on the part of the main protagonists, Streep and de Niro. I don't believe for one single moment you can find love by taking the train - I have been travelling daily for years on public transport and have never encountered anything remotely resembling what happens in the film - but films ARE made to make us dream and this film certainly does. Why, pray, if you want daily reality, then you watch a documentary.
These two characters and the actors that portray them are ideally suited to the script and film. They're both pretty reserved, shy and respect the contract of marriage, but something inexorably brings them together. You watch, thinking "this cannot last" but somehow it does. One or other of the characters takes the right initiative at the right moment. Truly unbelievable when you look at stark reality but oh boy is it fun to watch on the screen.
The same story played out by ordinary actors would be a total flop, but with Streep and De Niro, success is guaranteed right the way thru ! A must for all those who have never found true love but secretly harbour the hope of finding it one day .....................
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