15 certificateAutumn in New York is a Film programme that first aired in 2000 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Autumn in New York is a 2 star programme

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Autumn in New York (2000)

Directed by
Joan Chen

The passion and poignancy of classical romance take on a contemporary edge in Autumn in New York, the story of a once-in-a-lifetime love affair that unfolds in a single brief season. The pairing of an aging man who doesn't believe in forever with a younger woman who has only a moment to give produces a resonant story about the risks that must be taken to truly live and love.

Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane (Richard Gere) - New York restauranteur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding (Winona Ryder). Charlotte is half Will's age and twice his match, a 21-year-old free spirit yearning to get out and taste the excitement of adult life.

Will indulges his interest in Charlotte, expecting yet another quick and easy romance. But nothing about Will and Charlotte's encounters are quick or easy; instead they are rife with intergenerational clashes, differing philosophies and an inexplicably urgent sense of sensuality and connection. Then, just as Will attempts to escape from the relationship with his usual line about "not promising forever," Charlotte provides a surprise response: she has her own reasons to believe things absolutely can't last.

Freed for a moment from the confines of time, Will and Charlotte pursue an affair unlike any other. It is a season-long encounter that will shatter Will's preconceptions about women, sex and responsibility as real love - exhilarating, heartbreaking, enduring love - changes everything.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 101 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2000

2/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Richard GereRichard Gere...Will Keane
Image for Winona RyderWinona Ryder...Charlotte Fielding
Anthony LaPaglia...John
Elaine Stritch...Dolly
Image for Vera FarmigaVera Farmiga...Lisa Tyler
Sherry Stringfield...Sarah
Image for Jill HennessyJill Hennessy...Lynn McCale
Image for J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons...Dr. Tom Grandy
Sam Trammell...Simon
Mary Beth Hurt...Dr. Sibley
Kali Rocha...Shannon
Steven Randazzo...Alberto
Toby Poser...Autumn Woman
George Spielvogel III...Netto
Ranjit Chowdhry...Fakir