Autumn in New York is a rather maudlin romance that tells an interesting story, but it focuses a little too much on symbolism and aesthetics. Richard Gere plays a New York playboy who gets more than he bargains for when he pursues a much younger woman who turns out to have a unique heart condition. Winona Ryder delivers her usual charm and good humor, but Richard Gere is just phoning it in. As a result, Gere and Ryder don't quite connect well enough to sell this unconventional romance. Additionally, the film itself does the story no favors by over saturating itself in symbolism and aesthetic designs that emphasize the themes. Still, it's not a bad picture and Gere and Ryder are both likable and sympathetic in their respective roles. Autumn in New York is an entertaining story that explores some interesting themes.