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The Last New Yorker (2010)

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Lifelong friends Lenny Sugarman (Dominic Chianese) and Ruben Liebner (Dick Latessa), both in their 70s, both dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers, barely recognize the Manhattan of their youth. The city they've loved for decades has become a playground for the too-rich; their places, the ones they've frequented for years, are now refuges from a changing world they're increasingly unable to keep up with. When Lenny-a lone schemer all his life-finally gets in over his head, he decides to seek the one thing he's never had: true love. But to achieve it, he may have to abandon the only place he's ever known.THE LAST NEW YORKER is a tale of friendship, love and the world's greatest city -- and how all three keep us young and make us feel alive. The film also stars Kathleen Chalfant and Josh Hamilton, and a host of renowned New York character actors including Joe Grifasi, Ben Hammer, Sylvia Kauders, and Gerry Vichi. Directed by acclaimed NYC filmmaker, documentarian, and photographer Harvey Wang. -- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Dominic Chianese
as Lenny Sugarman
Josh Hamilton
as Zach Sugarman
Ben Hammer
as Moses Weiss
Sylvia Kauders
as Miriam Weiss
Gerry Vichi
as Lou Fishman
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Critic Reviews for The Last New Yorker

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Wang tracks his guys like the documentarian he is, and if the movie feels a bit canned thanks to Adam Forgash's unoriginal script, classic NYC spots and a big heart make it feel like home.

February 19, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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The best thing about The Last New Yorker is its evocation of the relentless speed with which the city tears down and rebuilds itself.

February 19, 2010 | Rating: 3/5
New York Times
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Adam Forgash's script is a generic collection of schmaltz and implausibility...

February 19, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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There were reasons to hope that The Last New Yorker would be better than this.

February 19, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Newark Star-Ledger
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Inspired by Wang's photo book about older Gothamites whose occupations were threatened by modernity, screenwriter Adam Forgash has fittingly written a scenario as hoary as his characters

February 16, 2010 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Wang's geriatric bromance isn't so much a love letter to New York as it is Grumpy Old Mensches.

February 23, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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