Box Office - 10/01/2000
"...A film that is lovely to look at, capturing the New York cityscape with a tone and beauty last seen in director Woody Allen's MANHATTAN..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/14/2000
"...Stylish and finely crafted....A classic woman's picture that is also a depiction of a man transformed by love beyond his imagining..."
Following in a long tradition of Hollywood May-December romances, AUTUMN IN NEW YORK is the story of a pair who finds love when each least expects it. Will Keane (Richard Gere) is a successful restaurant owner and bachelor playboy with more "girlfriends" than he knows what to do with but no serious relationships. He meets Charlotte (Winona Ryder), the daughter of an old flame, and is immediately interested in her. The two develop a casual love affair, but Charlotte has a hidden secret: a terminal heart condition. As the unlikely pair continues the relationship, they grow closer than either could have imagined, proving that love is rarely convenient or easy. While struggling with his feelings toward Charlotte, Will also has to deal with a mystery woman (Vera Farmiga) who holds a secret from his past, and his own sense of mortality as he gets older. AUTUMN IN NEW YORK is an old-fashioned melodramatic love story that makes up for its familiar plot with glossy movie-star performances from Gere and Ryder, plus lush cinematography and elegant direction from actress-turned-director Joan Chen, whose touch makes New York City romantic in a unique and understated way.
Joan Chen directed this sad story of a New York City romance cut short. An older man who is a known playboy picks up a younger woman, and the two fall in love. However, when she reveals that she is suffering from a terminal illness, the relationship takes on deeper meaning.
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THEATRICAL RELEASE: AUGUST 11, 2000
Filmed in New York City, in Rockefeller Plaza, the 79th Street Boat Basin, and Central Park.
This film is the English-language debut of director Joan Chen, the actress known for appearing in THE LAST EMPEROR and TWIN PEAKS.
The restaurant seen in the film, 458, does not exist in reality but during production many New Yorkers stopped by the fake restaurant that they created for the set, wanting to eat there.
Although Richard Gere plays a high-class restaurant owner and chef, in real life he cannot cook.