A Rainy Day in New York

A Rainy Day in New York

DVD - 2020 | Widescreen version
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Woody Allen's romantic comedy tells the story of college sweethearts, Gatsby and Ashleigh, whose plans for a romantic weekend together in New York City are dashed as quickly as the sunlight turns into showers. When Ashleigh gets an assignment from the school paper to interview celebrated film director Roland Pollard in Manhattan, Gatsby seizes the opportunity to show Arizona-bred Ashleigh his favorite haunts in his home city.
Publisher: Orland Park, IL : MPI Media Group, [2020]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD RAI COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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vickmeister
Feb 21, 2021

A fun romantic comedy with lots of plot twists and plenty of humor, as a young couple comes to NYC for a weekend that becomes anything but what they expected. Elle Fanning is charming as the enthusiastic and slightly clueless Ashleigh, a budding journalist excited about a once-in-a-lifetime interview opportunity. I was less enthused by the character of her boyfriend, Gatsby, portrayed by Timothee Chalamet. His character didn't ring true for me. He just didn't come across as believable with the lines he is given: dialogue that seemed way too old for him and pretentious. I could picture Woody Allen delivering the lines himself and I think that was the issue: lines more suitable for an older, more jaded man. That being said, Chalamet did the best with what he was given and I was usually able to roll with it and enjoyed the rest of the movie.

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JLinty
Feb 20, 2021

For fun, I am not reading the other people's reviews before I write this.

I definitely enjoyed this film. It is not a very deep film, but it touched on being true to yourself, opening yourself up to your potential - although this has a heavy touch of irony!

The actors were all quite good, although the material isn't very deep, so it was not likely a great challenge.

I had difficulty believing in the mother of Gatsby - the scene in which she reveals her shocking true past is a little too surreal. She doesn't seem like a mother to me. Pretty over the top?

I have some difficulty believing that Gatsby can fall out of love with Ashleigh and in love with Selena Gomez' character in such a short period of time, especially as I can't really find myself seeing where or how he really starts to fall in love with Selena' character..........

And is Gatsby the character's given name?? Why? How is this character the same as Jay Gatsby in F Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"? I find myself looking for depth in the story that isn't actually there, but oh well. It's fun.

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Walter724
Feb 12, 2021

This movie has a good cast, but I was starting to snooze while watching this. The plot doesn't keep you on the edge of your seat that's for sure. It IS romantic with a classic Woody Allen-type soundtrack in the background. This Woody Allen film gives me déjà-vu: I didn't feel it was anything original from him.

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chazbufe
Jan 21, 2021

Nothing new here -- a rom-com set in NYC with neurotic characters and a ton of witty dialog. Not "Annie Hall" or "Deconstructing Harry," but a lot of fun nonetheless.

As a bonus, Woody apparently thinks Scottsdale is part of Tucson: one of the characters is supposedly from Tucson, but was "miss congeniality" at Scottsdale High. Yeesh!

Light but fun. Recommended.

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beardieowner19
Jan 17, 2021

I couldn't watch this - it was as if Woody Allen wrote it for himself & Dianne Keaton - and these actors are doing their impressions of how Woody & Dianne would make this movie - directed by Woody Allan. Ugh. I didn't even bother fast forwarding to see how this shitty movie ends.

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LynJoan
Jan 03, 2021

Woody Allens last few films have flopped with me. We found this disappointing and unnecessarily filled with drug usage and tawdry sex scenes. He should not need to dumb down his talent, unless of course he wants to.

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