Grandiose gestures of love and passion can feel like they're reserved for Hollywood and it's not hard to understand why. Few of us truly experience such sweeping acts of longing and often we're reduced to watching John Cusak holding a stereo over his head dreaming that one day we'll have a moment or two like those.
'Fall' tells the story of Michael, a cocky cab driver with a gift for the English language. He picks up Sarah, a beautiful supermodel who he charms with his wit. She instantly develops an attraction for the unattractive guy and through other chance meetings they develop an affair. Sarah falls head over heels over the confident Michael while neglecting her husband, but the passion turns almost into an obsession for both. Michael continues to pursue her by writing letters of love that swoon her into his arms, but the affair takes it's toll on her.
This movie strives to be high brow art house material, but sadly it falls short in many respects. While the dialogue between the lovers is genuine, if not a little over the top, the rest of the characters hardly seem real. The editing is clunky and the music is often inappropriate, but it's not terrible. Critics have not been kind to this movie, but I would mildly recommend it for the script alone. It is a sexy romantic tale that many may find entertaining, but for those movie snobs I doubt it'll seem original. The character of Michael is an intriguing one if nothing else.
I find it really funny that Eric Schaeffer wrote himself the part of Michael, which ends up sleeping with the uber hot model. I should write movies.
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"A narcissistic, ego-driven gabfest courtesy of indie auteur Eric Schaeffer, who appears not to have figured out that therapy is cheaper than moviemaking." - TV Guide