The New Romantic (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

The New Romantic (2018)




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Movie Info

College senior Blake Conway (Jessica Barden) has romantic hopes for her career in journalism as well as her love life. In denial about graduation and disillusioned over the choice of suitors her own age, she plans to become a sugar baby, document the experience and bag a journalism prize. Taking a moralistic standpoint, the process becomes a greater study of human nature, love and society as a whole for Blake who stumbles on some home truths too. Written and directed by Carly Stone. Also starring Brett Dier, Timm Sharp, Avan Jogia, and Camila Mendes.


Critic Reviews for The New Romantic

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Setting the bar for the film impossibly high with repetitious references to Nora Ephron classics like Sleepless in Seattle, Stone shows she's got spirit, but maybe not the best judgment, much like her protagonist.

March 24, 2018 | Full Review…

More tragic than funny, but Stone is hoping for laughs - or really, swoons - or maybe just whatever will make audiences happy, an eagerness to please that makes the tone wobble from scene to scene.

March 22, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

In a sense, The New Romantic succumbs to the same nervous uncertainty that gnaws at its heroine, so anxious about how it compares to pre-existing stories that it misses a few golden opportunities to tell one of its own.

March 14, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The New Romantic is the rare film presents these relationships without judgment offering up the good, bad, painful, and confusing as a matter of fact.

March 23, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's a solid feature debut for director/screenwriter Carly Stone.

March 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The New Romantic is charming and funny, a very overt nod to Nora Ephron.

March 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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