New York City Serenade Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ June 18, 2009
A smart, compelling and wickedly enteraining movie. A brilliant, sharp, very funny and very moving drama that shows sheer realism in the lives and emotions of these characters. A great mix of comedy in drama that actually blend in well together. Freddie rince Jr. and Chris Klein are outstanding, giving honest, enduring and flat-out wonderful performances that truly shine. A wonderful film from the begining to it's very powerful and realising conclusion.
Super Reviewer
December 11, 2007
Chris Klein is very good at playing an as$hole in this comedy-drama co-starring Freddie Prinze Jr. [good performance by him as well]. In some ways it's very cliche... they're best friends that are so different that they make you wonder why they're even friends with each other, and they're both in a rut working menial jobs. Chris Klein's character Ray is a slick-talking loser, band member, and alcoholic...who happens to be a father to a little girl [whose mother seems to hate his guts]. Freddie Prinze Jr.'s character Owen is an aspiring filmmaker who gets a good opportunity to make some minor connections when his short film is nominated in a film festival in Kansas. Owen wants to share this experience with his fiance before he screws things up with her. Owen invites Ray to go with him to the film festival and Ray takes this as an opportunity to have some fun and act like a big shot. Ray is the type of friend who constantly gets you into trouble; this leads to a showdown between him and Owen which makes them question why they were ever friends to begin with. At this turning point they take steps toward making changes in their lives [That's all I'll say without ruining the ending]. Overall this is a compelling independent film with good performances and a realistic ending.
July 6, 2011
It isn't that horrible... But it leads nowhere...
½ August 17, 2010
What was this? Complete collection of random garbage from beginning to end. The only good part of the whole movie was the last 8 minutes. Good thing I only paid $1 at Movie Gallery's going out of business sale.
½ April 21, 2010
Frank Whaley
I liked it
½ April 21, 2010
Frank Whaley has written and directed a true Rotten Tomato. All i can say is wow. I only finished watching because the acting was so bad it was quite funny. You don't buy any of the emotions these characters are supposedly feeling. The ending scene is like a fifty pound block of cheese. This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. If you enjoy laughing at terrible performances.New York City Serenade will give you some laughs.
½ April 21, 2010
A bit of a downer of a movie and the characters lack likability. Good try, but the film just doesn't have an interesting enough story and it takes too long to redeem itself. Decent acting.
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