Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep reunited after the Deer Hunter in what is essentially a 'Brief Encounter' style movie. The result, a fabulous movie. Under rated and under appreciated as it sees DeNiro in an unfamiliar role. Having said that Trevor Howard was hardly the matinee idol when David Lean put him in Brief Encounter.
The movie is a wonderful and subtle love story and both actors are as
good as their reputations.
It's the sort of movie that is ideal lazy afternoon fare as well as being well worth seeing for fans of the pair who generally go for their more intense work. The beauty of the movie is the unspoken stuff and the unfulfilled elements, both characters struggle to do the right thing, they both have their own lives that they neeed to deal with. It's a tale that could actually happen to any one of us. Great mainstream cinema