Lost in the confused landscape of New York City singledom, a young filmmaker begins documenting the complicated relationships of his peers in an effort to decode his own misguided love life.


Tom O'Brien


Tom O'Brien
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Credited cast:
Arnold C. Baker II Arnold C. Baker II ... Tai-chi Teacher
Jessie Barr ... Gayle
Tommy Burke Tommy Burke ... Wedding Guest
Louis Cancelmi ... Jarrod
Margaret Daly ... Mom
Caitlin FitzGerald ... Theresa
Zach Grenier ... Trevor
Gaby Hoffmann ... Emmy
Ellen McLaughlin Ellen McLaughlin ... Aunt Jules
Paul Niebanck ... Q and A Guy
Paul O'Brien ... Uncle Bob
Tom O'Brien ... Danny
Joe Roseto ... John
Ean Sheehy Ean Sheehy ... Hal
Katherine Waterston ... Carla


Danny, a commercial editor and documentary filmmaker attempts to finish his film, a study on relationship while navigating the relationships in his own life. Will he continue to chase the unattainable Theresa a hippy new age dancer(Caitlin Fitzgerald) or will he finally admit he's in love with his best friend Carla (Katherine Waterston) who is in an unfulfilling relationship with a political strategist(Gaby Hoffman). Manhattan Romance is a funny insightful look at contemporary life in Manhattan. It explores new age ideas and open relationship as well as true friendship and connection. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Approximately 1:06 hours in when Danny is filming Carla and Emmy on his prop camera the production boom operator can be seen reflected in the window behind them when it cuts to Danny's footage. See more »


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16 October 2015 | by cailey-evansSee all my reviews

I was looking for a date night movie with my boyfriend and I found this one online. I fell in love with this movie because of the way it approached all different kinds of love with complete acceptance and an attempt at understanding. There is a lesbian, a woman who is figuring out her sexuality, a straight male, and a straight female who only involves herself in open relationships. And none of these people are portrayed as anything but individuals, acknowledging the fascinating role sexuality plays in society today. As this movie went on, I found that I loved the dialogue and the interactions between all of the characters.

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Release Date:

1 January 2016 (Belgium) See more »

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Manhattan Romance See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Beacon Films See more »
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1.66 : 1
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