Falling In Love

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ulu Grosbard
Production: Paramount Home Video
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Dr Gilmore, please.

Yes. No, this is his wife.

No, I think it's the alternator.

I left it at the garage.

That's OK. I'll wait.

Just tell him to go ahead and fix it.

- Hello.

- Hello?

- Who's that? Mike?

- Brian?

- Mike, I'm talking to your mother.

- I'm sorry. Hi, yeah...

Yeah, I will. I will.

OK, hang up now.

- I can't, I'm in a payphone.

- No, no, I'm in the city.

I'm in New York. The car wouldn't

start so I took the train in.

No, I took the train in.

Yeah. All right?

Yeah, OK. How are you?

- Tell him I'm fine.

- Good.

- Merry Christmas.

- Merry Christmas to you.

Thanks. Bye.

Merry Christmas!

Is that chilli? Yeah, a little.

A little more chilli.

Thank you very much.

Excuse me. Could you

press four, please? Thank you.

You shouldn't be eating in here.

- People have clothes on.

- I know. I'm sorry.

That's good.

- Cash or charge?

- It's a charge.

Here you are, sir.

Hey, Lasky.

Of all the places to have lunch,

tell me what we're doing here.

It's Christmas Eve.

- Jesus Christ!

- Yeah, right.

How are you?

- Lousy, how are you?

- Great. Let's get drunk.

- Are you crazy?

- I just feel good, that's all.

My car broke down, I got in late,

I missed Jay

and I have these revisions for him.

And I just spent a fortune buying

the wrong gifts for everybody.

- How's Susan?

- Great.


We're getting a divorce.

- Would you like a drink?

- Yeah. Something... What?

I'll have a beer.

Heineken, Michelob, Molson's, Beck's,

Bud, Coors, Miller, Miller Lite,

Schlitz, Guinness,

Carlsberg or Lowenbrau.

- Anything.

- Give me a break.

OK. Miller. Miller Lite.

No, I'm sorry. Schlitz.

It's no big deal. It was coming.

I've been seeing Carol

over a year now. It's no secret.

I figure the kids, you know,

so we stuck it out.

This is better.

It's honest, at least.

- I'm sorry.

- You are?

- Yeah.

- Why?

I don't know.

- Merry Christmas.

- Merry Christmas.

- Where are you going?

- Acapulco. Monday morning.

- Which one is David?

- The young young one.

- I told you about him.

- The one from the gym?

Yeah. He has dark hair, big eyes.

The one with the ass.

- Yeah, I remember.

- He's gorgeous.

I remember.

- So is this love?

- Please!

- When are you coming back?

- New Year's Day.

Barry's family's coming in.

We have this dinner every year.

Well, he's still my husband. Sort of.

And it's important to him.

So, listen.

I'll call you when I get back.

You can show me your tan.

I'm not going down there

to get a tan.

- Bye, Molly.

- Bye.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas.

- There you go.

- No, none for me.


No coffee, no booze, no cigarettes.

- My assets are dwindling.

- You're not missing anything.

- Only pleasure.

- Come on, Daddy.

- It's only a flu.

- The bubonic plague was only a flu.

- Have you seen a doctor?

- I am a doctor!

- I could call George.

- I'm fine.

If you discount the angina,

the migraines and the gastritis,

there's nothing wrong with me.

Here you go.

Sure you don't wanna

come home with me?

- Christmas in the suburbs? No.

- Why not?

- I'd spoil it.

- I know. But come anyway.

I'll be fine.

I'm such a pain in

the ass these days I deserve myself.

What are you doing?

- Looking for a match.

- I can't believe this. You devil!

Thank you.

Sir, wait a minute.

You forgot something.


Excuse me. Sorry.


- Sorry.

- I'll get it.

I made it worse.

Can I throw that? You don't mind?

- I don't know.

- Come on. Just go ahead.

- You want a bag?

- This last-minute shopping...

- I have an extra bag. Take this.

- You sure?

- That's all right.

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Michael Cristofer

Michael Ivan Cristofer (born January 22, 1945) is an American playwright, filmmaker and actor. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play for The Shadow Box in 1977. more…

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