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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.

Director:

Joan Chen

Writer:

Allison Burnett

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Will Keane
Winona Ryder ... Charlotte Fielding
Anthony LaPaglia ... John
Elaine Stritch ... Dolly
Vera Farmiga ... Lisa Tyler
Sherry Stringfield ... Sarah
Jill Hennessy ... Lynn McCale
J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Tom Grandy
Sam Trammell ... Simon
Mary Beth Hurt ... Dr. Sibley
Kali Rocha ... Shannon
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Alberto
Toby Poser ... Autumn Woman #1
George Spielvogel III George Spielvogel III ... Netto
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Fakir
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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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Otoño en Nueva York See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,987,006, 13 August 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,761,915, 31 December 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,726,668, 31 December 2001
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Would be Joan Chen's last feature film as director. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Will: You think I'm too old for you?
Charlotte: Oh, no... I collect antiques, or I aspire to.
Will: Ouch.
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Connections

Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Winona Ryder (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Bob Banana
Written by Dave Bronze and Josh Phillips
Courtesy of First Com Music
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For those who like adore tear-generating love stories, this one is perfect for an Autumn evening in front of the fire
29 May 2007 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Will (Richard Gere) is a New York City restaurateur and ladies man, in his middle forties. His life's motto is definitely love 'em and leave 'em and have fun in between. So, when he meets Charlotte (Winona Ryder), a beautiful young lady half his age, he is surprised at how smitten he is with her. Wanting to make a connection, he hires her to make a hat for his date to a charity function. When she shows up at his apartment on the evening of the affair, he informs her that his date is sick. Would she, Charlotte, take her place? She agrees and they have a lovely evening together, one that lasts all night. Love is in the air, all right. But, Charlotte confides in Will that she has a dire medical condition, one that is threatening her life. What will their future hold? This is really a nice film for those who like to sigh and cry over a set of star-crossed lovers. Gere is great as the aging lothario and Ryder positively enchanting as the spunky and lovely young lady in his life. The rest of the cast members, including Anthony LaPaglia, Sherry Stringfield, and Elaine Stritch, are great. Then, too, the film is replete with lovely costumes, sets and scenery, making for a very beautiful watch. If you have a hankering for romances, even and especially ones that elicit tears, you should get this film without delay. On an autumn evening, with a fire blazing and mugs of hot chocolate on hand, you will feel very satisfied when the story is spent.


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