Cinema: Commuter Nerds


Directed by Ulu Grosbard

Screenplay by Michael Cristofer

Moral criticism of adultery having become unfashionable, we must make do with the inconvenience of the thing as the last barrier against total sexual anarchy. If the experience of Frank Raftis (Robert De Niro) and Molly Gilmore (Meryl Streep) is typical, the difficulty of arranging a discreet tryst remains a powerful weapon on the side of the angels. Indeed, Falling in Love shows an extramarital affair to be the neutron bomb of interpersonal relations, capable of wiping out all intelligent life, leaving only the bare generic conventions of romantic fiction standing...

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