For anyone who has loved or shouldn't have - this 1984 Movie, "Falling In Love" will hit all the Erogenous Zones!
I don't care if it's 1944, 1984 or 2044; when you add Forbidden Fruit - your Bananas start to Brown!
If you're one of the lucky ones who've experienced this magnificent head to toe combustion; you'll be able to get through this article with no trouble. My challenge goes to those other 47% that I have to turn on!
DeNiro & Streep or Streep & DeNiro - it doesn't matter...these two have more Chemistry than Dupont!
This Gem of a Movie is not only one of my Top 10 Favs because it's Charming, Tender & has big Stars - but fair warning; keep the Fire Extinguisher handy!
During the Premier, I heard the engorged, anticipated rapture was so restrained - the Projectionist had to be replaced twice!
And, am I jealous! Opening & Closing Romantic Scenes take place in Manhattan at Christmas in a Bustling Book Store - and all I ever got browsing - was a Paper Cut!
And "Meeting Cute" in the Book Store was as superbly choreographed as you'll ever see:
Over-Shopped & Frazzled; two strangers wind up with the other's Holiday purchases - or as Woody Allen might say, "This could be a Metaphor for the exchanging of Bodily Fluids"!
After seeing this film numberless times; I'm not just a Stalker at Barnes & Noble; they gave me Stock - just to get me the hell out of there!
You see, I draped myself so erotically by the Humor Section - I was scaring the Children!
The same goes for Trains! I bet you didn't know the B&O has "WANTED" Posters!
Yes, I'm not the first Gal in heat who got royally chafed Shimmying those metal Hang-on Poles!
Trains don't have Poles; Subways do! Okay, okay - so forget you read it!
You see, Frank (DeNiro) & Molly (Streep) just happen to take the same Commuter Train into & out of New York City daily. And after many "Foreplay Coincidences" on the Trains - they meet again where their getting-to-know-you-patter sounds tentatively Smitten-ish:
"You work in the City"?
"No, I'm married".
"I'm married too".
"Well, lots of people are".
See what I mean? But don't let that scare you away from the Movie!
Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Square Skating Rink, Pushcart Lunch in Chinatown, a Friend's empty apartment & a lumpy Bed - these are tried & true "Dating Scenes" - but enough about me!
Yet, this is not a Romantic Comedy - there's nothing funny about Lust.
That's why it was so difficult for Frank (DeNiro) to explain to his Suburban wife his feelings for a woman he met on the Train - because it was worse than if they actually had been intimate.
Of course, he didn't have to tell his wife anything - but then they'd have to explain the kick in the Cahones ** & his Posture for the rest of the film!
So, I repeat; this is not a funny Movie - it's full of angst, yearning, passion, desire, guilt & Panting...and that was just me - choking on my Popcorn!
I'm sorry, but this time I can't pick A FAVORITE SCENE - because there are too many...
She Dresses & Re-Dresses for her Tryst? No.
They tell each other they don't think this is a good idea? No.
He tells her we better decide - the Parking Meter's running! No.
But it just might be the Red Hot Scene at a "Pivotal Point in the Consummation"!
Months go by & in the end; neither of them know that each is no longer Married & Free - but too proud to take a chance again.
But time marches on & before we walk out of the Theatre & back into our humdrum lives - we are treated to a bona fide Orgasm!
Well, at least Cinematically! Ha ha
Now clean yourself up & go rent the Movie!
** My Spell Check Gal is still scratching her head over "Cahones"!
Here's a Clip on the Train - sorry for the language Captions - but the Swedish are Lovers too!