Pretend It's a City (2021)


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Pretend It's a City

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If Pretend It's a City can't quite live up to its central duo's creative clout, it's still a delight to see their love for their city - and one another -- in full bloom.

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Critic Ratings: 33

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Air date: Jan 8, 2021

Fran Lebowitz muses about deadly distractions, Times Square terror, subway stoppers, and building fails.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2021

Fran Lebowitz looks at the peril of writing, the joy of Motown and the time jazz pianist Charles Mingus chased her on the street.

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Fran Lebowitz gets going on mean cabbies, arty subway stations, interstellar tourism, spacey bus drivers, and being offered an e-cigarette by actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2021

Fran Lebowitz hates money but loves things, so she must work, though she prefers to read and winning the lottery may be her only other option.

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Fran Lebowitz says she knows that smoking is bad for one's health and that some are annoyed that she's still alive; she says "wellness" and sports sound even worse to her.

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Fran Lebowitz is all about fun -- guilty pleasures, not so much; she doesn't need technology, just a party, a movie, a small child, or a luminous Cary Grant.

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Air date: Jan 8, 2021

Fran Lebowitz says books opened up the world to her younger self; today, she can't throw a volume away, but she will trash the writer of a glowing blurb for a lousy book.

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Audience Reviews for Pretend It's a City: Limited Series

  • Aug 13, 2022
    Fran's a hoot of a humorist. So incredibly witty. Hey, see… this Jersey girl is as NYC as it gets. Loved the mix of one-on-one interviews, Fran's insightful city-walks, old tapes w/ Letterman, live audience Q&A & especially Fran at home, among her beloved books.
  • Dec 11, 2021
    Pretentious and unwatchable.
  • Jul 19, 2021
    Just brilliant. She's so entertaining and funny. Not many famous people I'd like to go out for dinner with, but she's one.
  • Jun 24, 2021
    This is amazing. It's elegant, it's funny, it's smart and sincere. it's like you've been invited to the intimate friends meeting. Timeless.
  • Jun 16, 2021
    Honestly, this would have been better as a 1 hour Netflix special. I like Fran Leibowitz. I do. But it's episode after episode of the same shtick while listening to Martin Scorsese's maniacal laughter after every single joke she makes. It got old pretty fast. Meh...
  • Jun 06, 2021
    Immensely compelling and entertaining portrayal of NYC through the eyes of Fran Lebowitz, whose quick and wry wit alone carries the show.
  • May 05, 2021
    Lebowitz is very enthralling as she speaks with confidence and wit. The format of the series was a bit dull. I enjoyed it because of how much the city of NYC was a focus
  • Apr 14, 2021
    4 1/2 hours of a New Yorker talking about New York like it's the only place in the Universe, filmed by a director who has spent his career doing the same.
  • Apr 02, 2021
    Made it through 20 minutes of the first episode. I hate NYC and didn't find anything she was saying remotely amusing so there's no point in continuing to watch it.
  • Feb 28, 2021
    I love listening to Fran talk. There's nobody like her.

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