Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy Reggie, lives a solitary life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job.


Frank Whaley


Frank Whaley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Shatkin ... Reggie
Olga Merediz ... Esa
Debra Messing ... Barbara
Wayne Pretlow ... Teacher
Leighton Meester ... Eleanor
Georgia Ximenes Lifsher ... Sylvia (as Georgia X. Lifsher)
Alfredo Narciso ... Greg (as Alfred Narciso)
Billie Joe Armstrong ... Dennis
Sabrina Machado Sabrina Machado ... Karen
Darcy Fowler ... Courtney
Heather Whaley Heather Whaley ... Claire
Sammy Pignalosa ... Raj
Frank Shattuck Frank Shattuck ... Gerard
Tamara Torres ... Bolia
Buster Whaley Buster Whaley ... Ben


LIKE SUNDAY, LIKE RAIN tells the story of Reggie, a 12 year old rich prodigy who lives in a castle in New York, surrounded by wealth but living a lonely life as his parents are frequently absent. Eleanor is a young musician going through the pains of growing up, who is having problems with her boyfriend and was recently fired from her job. This is a beautiful story about discovery and acceptance. Written by Anonymous

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Some gifts come in extraordinary packages See more »


Drama | Music

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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In all the scenes Reggie is playing the cello, his fingers and bow strokes don't match the music he is supposedly playing See more »


During the piece that Reggie has composed for the quartet near the beginning of the movie, you can see Violins and Violas as well as the Piano and Cello. Eleanor also remarks on how beautiful the Violas and Violins sound together, but when they perform the piece, you can only hear the Cello and Piano. See more »


Eleanor: Fifty-two bucks for a spinach salad?
Reggie: It's a heck of a salad, trust me. Everything here is top notch. I usually order the wild mushroom risotto. Get whatever you like. I got this. We have an account here.
Eleanor: I guess just the garden salad.
Reggie: That's all? Eat! This guy's a world class chef.
Eleanor: What are we supposed to do for the next 6 weeks?
Reggie: This is New York City kid. There's never a loss for things to do here, trust me.
Eleanor: I just seems wrong, you're supposed to be in that camp.
Reggie: Camp Pinnacle is not an option for me...
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A different kind of love story
24 August 2015 | by bobbobwhiteSee all my reviews

Reggie, what a gifted boy he was. Too bright, too talented and too mature for his peers and for his teachers too in his toney NYC private school, but even with those great advantages, he was overlooked and ignored by his rich parents, who were too selfish and busy to give him proper attention for his young boy needs of love, friendship and acceptance. Thus, they gave that job to a caring immigrant maid and a new, 23 year-old, female au pair, who was just looking for a job after a breakup with her rocker band boy friend. The relationship that developed between this boy and his au pair was this story.

Reggie was a cello prodigy, a math prodigy, and a maturity prodigy for a 12 year old. He was also an old soul, much deeper than his years and those of older others in seeing what was wrong around him but also what he needed and so lacked in his life. His new au pair, a lapsed cornet player trying to get some order in her life, bonded with him in a near older sister-younger brother relationship, but better than that, more than that. Sometimes it was not clear who the older, more mature one was. Reggie was that gifted and special. And, she was special in that she was such a good and needed friend who treated Reggie as an equal, not as a kid. Thus, their bond was so much tighter and caring and, yes, loving, than would be typical for their differing ages, thus it was so much harder for both when it had to end.

The development of their close ties meant that when it came time for her to get on with her life and leave, both would find it very difficult. Reggie was stunned by the separation, yes, but he had found from this friendship the confident awareness that there was at least one person this world whom he could finally relate to and care deeply about, and who cared deeply for him, and it was also clear that his life had been so enhanced by the friendship. He was no longer alone in his heart.

A beautiful, classical sound track throughout, with a haunting and original cello/cornet piece at the end. This is the kind of heartfelt and realistically-paced film Hollywood does not make, so see it if you want a sweet, touching and believable human story instead of more CGI monsters.

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Release Date:

6 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Like Sunday, Like Rain See more »

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New York City, New York, USA


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$1,082, 8 March 2015

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2.35 : 1
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