• R, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Frank Whaley
    In Theaters:
    Sep 13, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 24, 2009
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment


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New York City Serenade Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a well-intentioned effort...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 27, 2007
Brian Orndorf

The contrast is inviting, the emotional momentum is there, and the dramatic situations are ripe with potential...and then the viewer is faced with Klein, Prinze Jr., and Sigler doing all the heavy lifting. How deflating.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: C-

March 16, 2009
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Uninspired performances and a lack of chemistry fail to project whatever has brought and kept the film's odd couple together.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

March 12, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Suffers from mediocre performances and a contrived and silly screenplay that, ultimately, makes it falls flat as a drama, comedy and satire.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.0/10

March 7, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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One of those pointless indies that you'll have forgotten before the credits roll.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

March 6, 2009
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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The overgrown boys at its center are so unappealing that the setting certainly won't make their trials worth your time.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

March 6, 2009
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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The movie is a character study about two underachieving dullards scarcely worth contemplating.

| Original Score: 1/5

March 6, 2009
Ben Walters
Time Out New York
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The reason this 2007 drama has languished for so long could be that it's a bromance whose moment has only now arrived; more likely, it's because Frank Whaley's lightweight slice of life is so crashingly ordinary.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

March 4, 2009
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Possesses a poorly explored but fecund meta-analysis of juvenile semi-stardom that demands a more sensitive treatment.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

March 4, 2009
Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine

Prinze's limited range as an actor drags down a spirited performance by Klein, but the script is too awful to give either of them much hope.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

October 6, 2007
David D'Arcy
Screen International

Doesn't break enough rules of the mid-1990's Sundance coming-of-age buddy template to bring any new insights to the bonds of male friendship.

Full Review Source: Screen International

September 29, 2007
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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This ersatz Swingers attempts to tap into the male psyche as represented by a pair of one-note losers (played by Freddie Prinze Jr. and Chris Klein), but the self-absorbed film keeps playing the same, talky refrain.

September 19, 2007
Eddie Cockrell
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A series of sour notes.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 17, 2007
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