Sunday, November 20, 2016

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York is a 2000 drama movie starring Richard Gere and Winona Ryder as star-crossed lovers. I chose this because it takes place in the fall of the year. A more depressing film you could never want to see, but it's not touching in a way that brings a tear to the eye or an ache in the heart. No, it's just tiresomely depressing. I've got other problems with it -it's choppy, slow, dreary, Gere's character makes no sense, etc.- but they aren't worth going into since it's sooo depressing. Or maybe it's just so bad that the story never reached me. Yeah, I think that's it.

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The Guardian has the only positive review I saw.

The NYT has a negative review and calls it "a flagrantly old-fashioned, triple-hankie tear-jerker". New York Magazine says, "Autumn in New York is terrible". Empire Online gives it 1 out of 5 stars and concludes, "By the halfway mark you'll be desperate for Ryder to end her misery and yours."

BBC says it "proves unsettling thanks to the nauseating amount of glucose sentiment that infuses this predictable slice of doomed amour." Entertainment Weekly calls it "tastefully embarrassing". People opens a negative review with this: "They don’t make ’em like they used to, and Autumn in New York proves that maybe it’s time to stop trying."

Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 20%.




8 comments:

  1. I'm not a huge Richard Gere fan so I've never seen this movie, but after your review I think I will skip it. I did order a 1 penny used copy of the mystery you mentioned yesterday and I can't wait to read it. Hugs-Erika

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    1. I hope you like the book :)

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  2. There's something about Richard Gere I don't like and have trouble watching him, so I'd pass on this one, too.

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    1. Definitely missable. I don't have strong opinions on Gere, but unless you just watch anything these actors are in this is definitely not one to seek out.

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  3. I had to laugh at your take on this movie. Your take on it was far more interesting than the movie sounds. At least your comments got me laughing, which it sounds like the movie would NOT.

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    1. lol, yeah, definitely not funny. Irritating when it wasn't boring, but not funny.

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  4. Sounds like one to skip. I don't watch many movies so I have to weed out my list - thanks for the help on that.

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    1. I'm looking for movies that take place in the fall that aren't school-related or I'd never have come across this. I've already donated this dvd. Maybe a die-hard Gere or Ryder fan will find it lol

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