Director: Rebecca Miller

2023, 102min., R

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Marisa Tomei, Peter Dinklage


Romantic comedies have been scarce since the days of Clueless, She’s Gotta Have It, and Bridesmaids. Luckily for us, Connecticut native writer/director Rebecca Lee (Maggie, Jack and Rose) has thrown her hat in the ring. In her favor: an excellent cast, and the always-iconic setting of New York City. Peter Dinklage (The Station Master) is fantastic as a seriously blocked opera composer. Anne Hathaway (Interstellar), his psychiatrist wife, advises him to spend a day wandering the streets of the Big Apple, where passions of all stripes live out in the open. In an unexpected twist, the composer finds some passion of his own after a chance meeting with a tugboat skipper, in an unforgettable performance by Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny). And while the “grown-ups” plunge into a spider’s web of misunderstandings, the psychiatrist’s daughter discovers that love really can be as uncomplicated – and fun – as a walk in the park. “Miller’s film exudes a lit-from-within kind of joy, much of it emanating from Tomei’s flawed and funny head case.” – Nell Minow,