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Falling Up (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 January 2010 (USA)
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A nursing student (Cross) forced to quit school for family reasons winds up taking a job as a doorman in an elite apartment building in New York City, where he sparks to one of his residents (Roemer).


David M. Rosenthal





Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Cross ... Henry O'Shea
Sarah Roemer ... Scarlett Dowling
Snoop Dogg ... Raul
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Caitlin O' Shea
Claudette Lalí Claudette Lalí ... Mercedes (as Claudette Lali)
Joe Pantoliano ... George
Mimi Rogers ... Meredith
Annette O'Toole ... Grace O' Shea
Daniel Newman ... Jake Weaver
Sam Page ... Buck (as Samuel Page)
Frankie Shaw ... Gretchen
Gordon Clapp ... Colin O'Shea
Jim Piddock ... Phillip Dowling
Peter Jason ... John O'Shea
Ajay Naidu ... Paco


A nursing student (Cross) forced to quit school for family reasons winds up taking a job as a doorman in an elite apartment building in New York City, where he sparks to one of his residents (Roemer).

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At Scarlett's birthday party, while her father is giving his speech, there is a young woman with black hair in the back of the listening crowd. After he gives Scarlett the picture of the car, the scene cuts to Buck and his friend asking the same young woman to get them drinks. In the next scene, she is still in the back of the crowd on the other side of the room, and then once again talking to the guys in the next shot. See more »

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Cute Romeo and Juliet comedy
2 May 2013 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

In New York City, John is getting old but won't admit it, and he is determined to play handball against Paco. But that one last game is too much for him and he falls over dead.

John's family not only has to deal with the loss, but also the realization that his business was in trouble and the family is broke. Everyone will have to take a job to keep the family from losing the house. Son Henry wants to be the breadwinner so his mother Grace will not have to work, but he is in nursing school. Education will have to wait.

Henry's Uncle Colin works as a doorman at 1500 5th Avenue, so he gets Henry a job as a doorman. George, the supervisor, is very demanding and expects Henry to do everything right. This means no relationships with the tenants, but treat them nice. Still, after Henry starts work, Henry and Scarlett notice each other right away.

Henry works alongside Raul, who does as little as he can get away with, and he seems to date a lot of women. Ultimately he shows he cares.

There are a couple of funny scenes involving an unsupervised kid with money and a pair of hookers. Henry should have been more careful.

Henry develops a relationship with Scarlett as he makes deliveries to the penthouse apartment. Even though she has a boyfriend, Buck is a rich drunk. At Scarlett's birthday party, Henry even gets called on to use his nursing skills to save a life. And it's not the only time his nursing skills get used: a gay couple has a dog who gets away from them and almost dies.

When Scarlett's mother finds out about Henry, she is not happy. Her husband Phillip, though, is more accepting.

So will this Romeo and Juliet romance work out?

Sarah Roemer is so pretty and easy to like. She's just perfect for the role of Scarlett. And the character is very patient and accepting of others who are different.

On the other hand, Mimi Rogers does what she does best: a conceited but not necessarily mean rich person who wants only the best for her daughter.

Joseph Cross makes a very good lead. He's easy to like and very determined.

Annette O'Toole does a very good job as Henry's mother. Those who know her as the all-American mother of Clark Kent may not be pleased at what she ends up doing, but she is still very much like what she was on "Smallville". Only with a New Yawk accent.

Rachael Leigh Cook is tough and independent and won't take attitude from anyone. I didn't like her as Henry's sister but she is very good.

Whether you like him or not, Joe Pantoliano does show talent here.

Snoop Dogg is also quite good.

It's a pleasant romantic comedy.

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5 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA

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