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Language: English
Category: Movie / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Original Title: Manhattan Romance
Director: Tom O'Brien
Writers: Tom O'Brien
Released: 2015
Duration: 1h 34min
Video type: Movie
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.

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


Reviews: [8]

  • avatar

    Blackworm

    '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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    Kerdana

    I'm not really that good at reviews, in fact this is the first one I write, but when I saw IMDb rating I felt oblige to do so.

    This is great and very realistic film about love and everyone who is not brain dead should see it. The acting was very, very good. I completely and helplessly felt in love with Katherine Waterston, she was magnificent at least and from now on I'll be following her career very closely.

    The actor, producer, director and writer Tom O'Brien made one hell of a movie, his performance as an actor was close to perfect and in my opinion. The whole documentary like theme was perfect for the purpose of the movie only one thing I can say - Respect!

    P.S. Sorry about my poor English.
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    Bearus

    Manhattan Romance is the film I've been waiting for, finally a realistic portrayal of bisexual relationships in mainstream media. I was intrigued by the way each character was struggling with a different aspect of what it means to fall in love! This movie does a great job of demonstrating the different views people have when starting a relationship and that's why it stuck with me! Tom O'Brien who wrote, and directed, the film did a superb job crafting this script. The film, which is about a modern day love triangle set in New York City, had lines that I would find myself saying on a daily basis. The fact that a writer can be so vulnerable is a true testament to his work. I found myself thoroughly intrigued with this film, can't wait to see it again.
  • avatar

    Oso

    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.
  • avatar

    Gna

    What a thoroughly enjoyable film Mr. O'Brien has created for those of us that love this genre. I have to laugh at the low IMDb score since, as romantic comedic dramas go, this is just about as good as it gets. Mr. O'Brien's talents as a writer/actor/director are off the charts, as was the performance by Ms. Waterston, who crafted a genuine and spellbinding character that pulls you in and holds your attention. I expect huge things in the future from these two talented performers and can't wait to watch their careers develop. My Wife and I have yet to see Fairhaven, but it is now next up in our cue and expectations are high. If you are a hopeless romantic that enjoys witty, heartfelt dialogue delivered by wonderfully crafted characters, you will love this film. I give it 9 out of 10!
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    Jediathain

    At first, I wasn't sure if this was a romance movie or not. I was very confused by the plot and direction the movie was going, but at the end I realized the point of such a movie. The whole thing was shot as a documentary within a documentary into someone's life. It's not about a long, perilous journey that ends in a neat little bow at the end like most movies do. This was a documentary into someone's life, with all the nitty gritty details added in: the awkward pauses, the things left unsaid, the body language, the silent conversations, the lies, etc. And I honestly loved that new take. The ending wasn't wrapped into a neat little bow, because life isn't like that at all. It wasn't just a new take on the movie plot, but a new take on what a movie should leave you with. It's ugly and awkward and wonderful all at the same time, just like real life romances are. The only complaint I have about it is that I would like to have seen more scenes with our main character and his film editing, as I felt like that was a really important character detail and would have given more insight into him as a character and his thought process behind love and relationships. A lot of his character development was left unsaid, which is understandable given the message at the ending, but I would have loved to see him film others in his documentary. If you're not into indie films or thought-provoking (but not necessarily happy) endings, this is not the movie for you. But if you are, I would definitely give it a try before you skip past it on your Netflix list. It's different, but in a good, cringey, awkward, wonderful sort of way
  • avatar

    Deodorant for your language

    A genuine modern tale. O'Brien takes the role of a gentle and nice guy with strength and depth. He has written dialogue for the messed up of today. His complicated guy actually is one of the most interesting male characters in a contemporary movie. He doesn't fall over for the strong and articulate women and holds his own. Being alone is part of his completeness and he doesn't see it as a problem. He bats off the usual gay slings so pointedly thrown at single guys today without a concern of personal intrusion. And he moves gracefully around complicated sexual people with ease. Scattered throughout are tiny snips of relationships as they fall, rise and find their centres. It's a talky movie and all the better for it.
  • avatar

    Dibei

    A romantic movie that shows everyday romances in a more realistic way than the fairy tales we are so used too. Here we have people dealing with the problems that come when you are building a relationship with other. It can be that one prefers to be alone and not many people can challenge it, that one wants to start it with somebody who prefers to have no commitment or that one is in love with a friend.

    The movie isn't bad. But it isn't great either. It started too slow for me and took too long before I felt a slight caring for the relationships between the people on the screen. Unfortunately it didn't make me care as much as it should.

    The great parts about the movie are the acting. Katherine Waterston is absolutely perfect in her role. I almost fell in love with her myself and I am not a lesbian. And I absolutely loved the scene where Danny talks about the ending of movies. It kind of predicts the ending but also gives us so much more meaning for it.