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Autumn in New York (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 11 August 2000 (USA)
Romantic drama about an aging playboy who falls for a sweet, but terminally ill, young woman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynn McCale
Dr. Tom Grandy
Dr. Sibley
Steven Randazzo ...
Autumn Woman #1
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Forty-eight year old Will Keane is a successful restaurateur and serial womanizer, his reputation generally preceding him. When he is introduced to twenty-two year old Charlotte Fielding by Charlotte's grandmother, Will's old friend Dolly who he has not seen in years, there is a mutual but slow to acknowledge attraction. After their first date, Will and Charlotte agree that their relationship will never progress to one of a long term standing, but for different reasons: while this is Will's somewhat standard modus operandi, Charlotte announces that she has a terminal heart condition. Charlotte's admission makes Will look at this relationship differently, he being told by his best friend John that if he is going to continue to date Charlotte that he better treat her well. Their relationship does end up being different than both expect, for Charlotte which could mean a change from her current "let me die in peace" attitude to want to fight for her life. And Will's time with Charlotte is... Written by Huggo

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He taught her how to live. She taught him how to love. See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some sensuality | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

11 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Otoño en Nueva York  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,987,006 (USA) (11 August 2000)


$37,752,931 (USA) (24 November 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Will was stated to be 48 while Charlotte is supposed to be 22, old enough to be her father. Richard Gere was 51 while Winona Ryder was actually 29 during production. See more »


The story takes place in the autumn up to Christmas of the same year. Lisa's pregnancy doesn't show when she offers to help find a surgeon, but when the surgery takes place a few months later she appears ready to give birth. See more »


Will: You don't want to die! You want to live!
Charlotte: You don't think I've been through this so many times? I don't want to give people hope when there isn't any!
Will: Why not? Maybe we need hope.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »


And Then There Were Three
Written by Paul Meader
Performed by The Robin Nolan Trio
Courtesy of The Robin Nolan Trio
Licensed by Fantasy, Inc.
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User Reviews

I really liked it
13 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie has many weaknesses, but there is something really superior about it nonetheless. On the negative side, everything people are saying is true; the dialogue is clunky, the plot is predictable, and the chemistry is weak. On the other hand, the charisma of both the leads is amazing and I really fell in love with Winona Ryder's character. I think the makers of this film were resigned to the the fact that as far as writing was concerned, they weren't breaking any new ground. What they did instead was dress up the standard love story with great actors, nice clothes, and pretty settings. Despite the gloss, there is a story here that everyone can identify with at some level. The result, in my opinion, is something magical that I can't pin down. I think it's a success.

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