Sunday, November 26, 2006

New York Waiting


New York Waiting
Directed by: Joachim Hedén, Sweden, 2006

Romance / Drama, 88min
Distributed by: Pan Vision AB


Story:
Sidney [Chris Stewart] has sent his ex-girlfriend Coreen [Katrina Nelson] an airplane ticket and an invitation to meet him at the top of the Empire state building in three days to see if there is any way they can get back together again after their year apart. As he counts every day, hour, minutes and seconds left until the date deadline, he wonders around New York until Amy [Annie Woods], who has just walked out on her boyfriend, asks if she can sit next to him at a café. They spend the day together soon their first meeting may be the start of a second chance.


Me:
New York Waiting is a rather decent and sweet movie and although I’m not big fan of romantic dramas I quite enjoyed it. The acting is OK, but I found it a bit irritating that the flashback sequences are in black and white. That was somewhat insulting, as we are accustomed to destructed linear story telling since way back; there was no need for to make the past story so obvious. Director Hedén manages to keep three tales going at once her, Sidney’s back story with Coreen, his feelings for the upcoming meeting with her and his growing emotions for Amy, and Amy’s feelings for Sidney. Dialogue is well written but sometimes comes out a bit tame and could have been acted better. But it’s a decent movie which I enjoyed, even though it was a bit slow in some parts.


Image:

Widescreen 1.85:1


Audio:

Strangely only Dolby Digital 2.0. Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Norwegian subtitles are optional


Extras:

A short behind the scenes / making of where the actors and director talk about the movie. Biographies and trailers for other Sonet Film movies.

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