Autumn in New YorkAugust 11, 2000
Romantic drama about an aging playboy who falls for a sweet, but terminally ill, young woman.
Release Year: 2000
Rating: 5.0/10 (11,890 voted)
Critic's Score: 24/100
Stars: Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Anthony LaPaglia
Love story da groppo in gola per due 'belli e impossibili' di Hollywood, di quelle che ti fanno sperare per tutto il film in un eccezionale lieto fine. In una New York autunnale ed umida, Will è uno chef cinquantenne molto amato dalle donne e senza storie troppo lunghe da raccontare, Charlotte è una ventenne dalla salute precaria ed entrambi sono convinti che la loro avventura durerà poco. Sarà vero? Ma l'amore può essere più forte di tutto quando un male incurabile sta minando il fisico della ragazza?
Dr. Tom Grandy
Mary Beth Hurt
Autumn Woman #1
George Spielvogel III
He fell in love for the first time… she fell in love forever.
Release Date: 11 August 2000
Filming Locations: Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $10,987,006
(13 August 2000)
Charlotte is wearing different shoes with the white gown when they are walking through the park after the benefit than the ones she was wearing before the benefit in the car.
If you wanted to seduce me you could have just asked.
Something to redress the balance !!
Whilst everyone is naturally entitled to their own opinion, I was
shocked to read the large number of negative comments about this film on the
site. A redress is therefore more than necessary ! Compared to a lot of
the violent rubbish we get in the cinema today, here is a film without
violence, beautifully made, and concentrating on "L O V E ! " Naturally the
story is all the more intense as we know that one of the protagonists's days
are numbered, and why not indeed ? A parallel may be drawn with the film
LOVE STORY but in AUTUMN IN NY, the dialogues are much less crude and
closer to reality. The film is technically, plastically, very beautiful ( I
m very sensitive to Autumn leaves ) and this film ranks with the best in the
autumn ' genre ', ie, "All that Heaven allows", featuring Rock Hudson & Jane
Wyman, and "The Trouble with Harry" by Alfred Hitchcock. Rarely is autumn
sunlight put to such good use as in this film. The subtle autumn light of
New York accompanies the autumn of Charlotte's own short life towards the
winter's snow and her voyage into eternity. Too much emphasis is placed on
the difference in age between the two protagonists as well as supposed flaws
in their characters. Who cares ? Love is Love ! Why should't a play-boy
discover true love ? I think it is wonderful. Let's face it, true love is
the only thing in the whole wide world that all peoples can agree on ! This
film is reminiscent of the great American weepies of the 40's such as
Waterloo Bridge or Random Harvest, but with present-day film quality as an
extra a bonus. Unfortunately, these kind of romantic melodramas seem to have
lost favour with the public today, which is a great great shame, as romance
and love are eternal themes which will never die. I think the film will
stand the test of time and hopefully at a future time when violence and evil
sentiment on the cinema screen will be less sought after than today will
come onto its own. Indeed a second viewing of the film allowed me to
appreciate even more the plastic beauty of the film which I missed the first
time round as I was worried how it was going to end. In addition to that I
was even more impresses the second time round by the performance to the two
actors. So long live beauty and romance as portrayed in this film and let's
hope there'll be more to come in the cinema of the future.