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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>
Around the time that the movie was released, Robert De Niro said of the teaming of Meryl Streep and him: "I was always thinking of something I could do with Meryl, a play, a film, anything. We had a reading and began to see possibilities in it." Meryl Streep added "We wanted something real, something awkward and crumpled." See more »
When trying on clothes prior to meeting Frank in NYC, Molly takes off the striped dress and tosses it in the pile on the bed. In the next shot the dress is visible on her arm as she continues to look through clothes hanging in the closet. 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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Can two happily married, reasonable upper middle class people be led by a chance encounter to abandon their goodhearted spouses and tear apart two children's home? The answer is yes in this "romance" featuring exquisitely subtle performances by Meryl Streep (at her creamiest) and a young Robert DeNiro. I suppose many would find a lot of romantic appeal in such a story, but this is not the ideal date movie for an established couple in an emotionally prosperous relationship.
That said, watching the movie some decade and a half after its release does deliver some nice nostalgia vis-a-vis sumptuous New York winter bustle scenes and High-Eighties hair and clothing fashions. Fans of the Fox TV comedy "Malcolm In the Middle" will enjoy seeing a youthful Jane Kaczmarek is a substantial supporting role.
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