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Manhattan Romance (2015)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 October 2015 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Tom O'Brien

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Tom O'Brien
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Cast

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
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La romance à Manhattan 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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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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Documenting the course of love
18 February 2015 | by tigerfish50See all my reviews

'Manhattan Romance' begins with film-maker Danny embarking on a documentary about relationships, which requires him to interview various acquaintances and strangers about their love lives. One of them is a manipulative neo-hippie tease called Theresa, who encourages him to give her topless massages while she talks about her open relationship life-style. Her flirting has Danny anticipating detours into amorous activity, but she keeps putting him off with vague excuses. In between these frustrating encounters, he visits his friend Carla and films her discussing her lesbian romance. When he complains to Carla about his unrequited desires for Theresa, she offers only amused eye-rolls and muted sympathy in response.

The film is Tom O'Brien's second feature as writer/producer/director/actor, and his material and input give the excellent cast plenty of space to create intriguing characters. The story takes some interesting twists and turns as Danny zigzags between his project and real life relationships. The boundary separating these two zones becomes increasingly blurred, leaving Danny unsure about his ability to connect with other people. 'Manhattan Romance' delivers accessible, sophisticated entertainment, which is both playful and poignant, before the narrative unfolds to a satisfying conclusion.


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