Sam's Space

Random thoughts and experiences about navigating life in New York City.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Back, for one post at least

So, yeah. I suck at the updating the blog. For awhile it was because I had nothing to say. Now I have lots of things to say, but no motivation to actually write them. I need to hire someone to type from my dictation. Then I would be a better blogger.

In the meantime. Here's why I am back. "Little Manhattan", the greatest movie ever, comes out on DVD today. See additional description below.

I love romantic comedies that take place in NYC. But this one truly is funny. I bet most of you haven't seen this movie as distribution wasn't too widespread. In fact, it took the movie people more than 6 months to get the movie on to DVD. However, I saw this movie with a guy. A guy who didn't want to see a romantic comedy and probably didn't even want to go to the movies with me. But he did. And at the end, he was smiling and saying I made a good choice. The funny parts make up for the romantic parts.

Rent it or buy it today! Or at least make plans for a movie night with me because I am running out on lunch to buy my copy.

From Barnes &
The bittersweet pangs of first love among sixth graders sets the stage for this romantic comedy. Gabe (Josh Hutcherson) is an 11-year-old boy living on the more exclusive side of New York City; his parents, Adam (Bradley Whitford) and Leslie (Cynthia Nixon), are splitting up, and as their marriage slowly crumbles, they've both become increasingly protective of their son. While most of Gabe's friends are still firmly in the "girls are yucky" stage, Gabe has found his head turned by Rosemary (Charlie Ray), a cute girl in his karate class. Negotiating the tricky waters of impressing the opposite sex for the first time, Gabe works up the nerve to ask Rosemary out on a date, and in time the two begin spending their spare time together. But just when Gabe feels ready to tackle the next step and tell Rosemary that he's in love with her, he learns that she'll be spending the summer away at camp, meaning he'll have to spend his vacation pining for her. Meanwhile, as Gabe turns to Adam for advice, Adam begins taking another look at where his relationship with Leslie went sour. Little Manhattan was the first directorial effort for writer and producer Mark Levin. Mark Demingy.