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Very well known for making films in New York City and being associated with the city, apart from 'New York Stories' (1989) where he directed the segment 'Oedipus Wrecks', and the tele-movie 'The Concert for New York City (2001), where he also directed a segment, surprisingly, this is the very first full feature film directed by Woody Allen with the words "New York" featured in the title. However, Woody Allen has made a number of movies featuring suburbs of New York in the title. These are: 'Manhattan' (1979), 'Bullets Over Broadway' (1994), 'Manhattan Murder Mystery' (1993), and 'Broadway Danny Rose' (1983) - with "Manhattan" and "Broadway" being used twice in Woody Allen theatrical feature film titles. See more »
I cannot write a proper review yet because thanks to a shameful lynching campaign against Woody I was robbed last year of my yearly Woody Allen film (me and millions of fans around the world). So, I still have to wait until October for the film to be released in Spain. But I know that it will be amazing, so I give it a 10 already.
I'm angry and furious at the stupidity and witch-hunt that goes on in the States and don't have words to express my anger and disappointment. How is it possible that Woody's art has suffered because of a shameful prefabricated accusation? Woody has worked with hundreds and hundreds of actresses in the past half century and nobody, NOBODY has ever complaint of his behavior. If you believe that prefabricated story made by 3 vengeful psychos you are either ignorant, stupid, antisemite, or just part of the lynch mob. It does not exist another single case of real abuse that presents only 1 accusation. For the ones who feel uncomfortable with the fact that Woody fell in love with Soon-Yi Previn, just have in mind that Woody and Soon-Yi love each other and are together for more than 26 years, have 2 wonderful daughters and don't care about what you, me or the psychos think about their love. Their relationship and their love is what triggers the ignorant people, not the shameful false accusation.
I know that A Rainy Day in New York will be wonderful and magical, like every film that Woody makes, so I can already rate it with a 10. It has an excellent cast and one of the best cinematographers of today: Vittorio Storaro.
Since Amazon loves to censure Woody Allen's fans and controls half the world I guess this words will not be published here. But just let me say that there are millions of fans who support, admire and love Woody Allen and who will go to the cinema to watch and enjoy this wonderful gem. Woody's the best director ever and the best writer ever. His films talk about love, death, dreams, art, passions, and desires, and are poetic, brilliant, real, magnificent, stunning and wonderful.
We love you, Woody! Thanks for your Art. Your films make life better / Antonia Tejeda Barros, Madrid (Spain).
Updated: I JUST SAW THE FILM! I had to wait until today (August 24th) to see the film. I was very lucky to be with my family in the Netherlands this month and this afternoon I went with my oldest daughter (she's 13 and loves Woody's films) to the national Dutch preview of A Rainy Day in New York at the Film Hallen (Hannie Dankbaarpassage 12, Amsterdam). We live in Madrid and in Spain the film will only arrive in October.
I don't want to give ANY SPOILERS here, but I just will say: Wow, such a film: funny, poetic, beautiful, clever and so entertaining. We enjoyed it so much. Such a gem! Woody is so brilliant, Vittorio is the king of light, and the writing is so cool and funny. The only problem: the film felt too short! I wish it would have gone on for two more hours... (Woody should always make films that are over two hours long, one hour and a half simply feels too short!).
I have to confess that I was very angry with Timothée Chalamet because of his cowardice and opportunism, but his performance in the film is very beautiful. Selena Gomez is also really good and Diego Luna is very funny. Elle Fanning is probably the weakest actress here (to play comedy isn't that easy after all) but it doesn't bother so much because her lines are hilarious. Cherry Jones' performance is absolutely spectacular. Liev Schreiber, Jude Law, Griffin Newman, Will Rogers and Kelly Rohrbach are also great but I wish they'd appear more.
The music of A Rainy Day in New York is wonderful as in all Woody Allen films, you can feel the rain's perfume and there are plenty of quotes that will make you laugh and enjoy.
No superheroes here, no bombs, no explosions, just real people with normal problems, like you and me. Woody's films make life better. Thank you for your art, Woody, and, please, keep on creating.
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