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New York City Serenade (2007)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 15 August 2008 (UK)
Two down on their luck childhood friends struggle to figure out their lives. Ray a drummer in a rock and roll band, and Owen an aspiring film maker spend most of their time working menial ... See full summary »



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Two down on their luck childhood friends struggle to figure out their lives. Ray a drummer in a rock and roll band, and Owen an aspiring film maker spend most of their time working menial jobs and drinking. When Owen's fiancé Lynn breaks off their engagement he finds himself spiraling, and allows Ray to come along with him to a two bit film festival he has been invited to in Kansas. There Owen makes several attempts to patch up his relationship, while Ray scams them into a deluxe suite at the local Four Seasons hotel by posing as Wally Shawn's son (who happens to be receiving a lifetime achievement award) and generally causes a major ruckus. By the end, Owen decides to make some changes in their relationship and in his life. Written by F. Whaley

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Good friends are hard to find.


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Rated R for language, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Apaixonados em Nova York  »


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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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The title is originally a Bruce Springsteen song off his 1974 album, "The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle". The song is about a young boy struggling to make it in the underbelly of New York. See more »


References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »


Written by Mark Woodford (as The Audible Doctor)
Performed By The Skull Snaps
Courtesy of ten12 Records
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6 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

not an original story. not artistic revelations. only a film about small, ordinaries things. about friendship and grow up, relations, happiness. superficial in the first part, touching in the second. short, a film about pure life. not surprising. but nice. and real interesting, first for the performance of Chris Klein who reflects in wise manner the symptoms of Peter Pan Syndrome.and this is the basic virtue of a film about almost nothing , who could be defined as only another from its genre. film about the purpose of life, it has the strange art to redefine old known things . and the result becomes, after the confusion , a decent work.

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