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AUTUMN IN NEW YORK

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Autumn in New York

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
105 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/11/00
performer:
Richard Gere, Winona Ryder
director:
Joan Chen
Producers:
Lakeshore Entertainment, United Artists (MGM)
distributor:
MGM
author:
Allison Burnet
genre:
Romance, Drama

We gave it a D

A prototypical ”most eligible bachelor” (Gere) eyes a feather-fragile hatmaker (Ryder) 26 years his junior, and decides to add her to his coterie of conquests. But, conveniently, she’s dying and he falls in love. Filled with numbingly simple metaphors (winter=death, spring=rebirth), this film’s real collapse is brought on by its stars, who manage to make even playful flirtation congeal into nauseating goo. Director Joan Chen bathes this fiasco in the twinkling light of a Pottery Barn catalog, and ultimately, it’s got about as much depth. D