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Autumn in New York
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by Clint Morris

"It could have been set in any season, and still be boring"
2 stars

Winona Ryder and Richard Gere are slapped together in a run-of-the-mill melodrama with all of Hollywood's best cliches thrown in for good measure.

Stars Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Sherry Stringfield, Anthony
La Paglia.
Ho hum, we have seen this all before. Yet another excuse for
a big time studio to team up big stars and throw in an average
cliched script.
And what an odd match they are too. Gere and Ryder? two opposites
if I must say so. She of the Gen X crowd, and he of the housewife
club brigade?. If they had some chemistry in this romantic
drama that would be different, but although they both act well
in it, chemistry isn't here.
Gere is the rich playboy (isn't he always?) and Ryder is the
innocent little 22 year old who catches his eye. Gere actually
use to date her mother so it comes as a bit of a shock when
he starts to take a shine to her and ask her out on several
Even though he tries to distance himself and she just lives
for the moment, a bond develops between the two.
Like all Hollywood stories though there is an obstacle. She
is dying from a former of cancer.
He thinks the easiest way out of this and not to get hurt
by it is to distance himself now, but her sweet little
cheekbones keep pulling him back.
There's nothing new in here obviously, we have seen this
whole dying lover thing to done to death, even recently
we had "Here on Earth", which was a much more satisfying
The film itself moves at a bit of a slow pace where nothing
surprising or memorable happens, except of course if
you enjoy Gere and Ryder, who are pleasant enough, especially
Ryder, but isn't she always?

If it's a choice between tea and crackers with Granny or this latest weepie, take the crackers.

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originally posted: 12/11/00 01:26:49
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User Comments

2/10/08 Pamela White very sad Gere needed other than Winona 3 stars
2/27/07 Keystra Williams Hey Kristina, I fell asleep too! 1 stars
5/28/06 SophiaNY I enjoyed looking at Richard Gere 3 stars
8/18/04 courtney if your in for a good cry take a look 4 stars
7/07/03 Atanu pretentious junk. 1 stars
4/12/03 Joesco Winona georgeous but film distinctly average 3 stars
1/03/03 Jack Sommersby Underrated. Immensely moving and exquisitely acted. 4 stars
12/02/02 Phil M. Aficionado Kinda liked it; especially Winona. I'd have fallen for her in a heartbeat, too. 4 stars
8/10/02 karen goldstein boring and as stupid as those stupid hats that winona creates in this lamo movie 1 stars
4/27/02 fjkdljskfds Who is a more dislikable actor that gere? no one. his schtick is old. 1 stars
1/31/02 Andrew Carden Crappy and Totally Boring Movie. Overlengthed Also. 1 stars
6/09/01 Turtle I look back and ask myself "Why did I give this Worth A Look?" 3 stars
3/25/01 Jennifer Mosier bad movie, good for watching while playing computer games 2 stars
2/17/01 peter harris one of the worst movies i have seen in years 1 stars
2/04/01 orpy Terrible! I literally fell asleep sitting up! Not believable one bit; R. Gere was a bore. 2 stars
1/23/01 PAUL R Really getting tired of Gere. 2 stars
12/27/00 Turtle Nice acting and a sad ending. 4 stars
12/11/00 Mark A well executed tear jerker that doesn't pretend to be anything else. 4 stars
11/21/00 Pam bit predictable and poorly cast 3 stars
11/18/00 Connoisseur it looks like the sappiest, worst movie of the year (haven't seen it though) 1 stars
8/27/00 movie chick All the hokey plot complications spoil the movie 2 stars
8/25/00 **~**Persnickety**~** wow, what a true piece of shit, the boom mics deserve an oscar for their numerous cameos!! 1 stars
8/20/00 WinonaRyderIsOnCrack The boom mics had more camera time than the actors-i would be ashamed to be a part of this 1 stars
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