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Naked in New York (1993)

Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing ... See full summary »

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Jake Briggs
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Joanne White
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Chris
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Shirley, Jake's Mother
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Carl Fisher
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Elliot Price
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Helen
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Dana Coles
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Mr. Ried
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Roman, Jake's Father
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Tammy Taylor
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Marty
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Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing life ('your parents, nyaa, I don't think so'). From there it flashes back to his memories of his parents, college, house across from a squirrel infested peanut factory, best friend, writing career and Joanne. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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13 April 1994 (USA)  »

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Desnudo en Nueva York  »

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$1,038,959 (USA)
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The first film to be written and directed by Daniel Algrant, based on the autobiographical short film he wrote while a film student at Columbia. The executive producer of the film was one of his teachers at university - Martin Scorsese. See more »

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Carl Fisher: Would you please relax? I've got everything under control. Just enjoy yourself, mazel tov. I see you later.
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Produced by Michael Phillip-Wojewoda
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Funny, lovely, and touching...
12 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great 'date' movie... about struggling to find the balance between love and work. Great performances and camera work, a Woody Allen-esquire film, but not as high-falutin. It's got a very warm heart.

The cameos by Whoopi Goldberg and Tony Curtis, and Tim Dalton - as fun as he's ever been- are a hoot. Jill Clayburgh is great too. And New York City looks beautiful, it's shot with a certain pizazz and style, and also a sense of whimsy which is rare in films nowadays, there's not much cynicism. And Ralph Macchio will surprise you with an oddly sexy scene!

What it says about trying to create something, about trying to find your place in the world during a transitional time (your young twenties) is heartfelt and fun, even as you feel the panic these people are going through.

It's really Mary Louise Parker and Eric Stolz film though, and they carry it with grace and humor, making us really care for this attractive funny and insecure young couple. You really believe that these two are in love, and you root for them.


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