Leaning heavily on a fairy-tale aesthetic, “Dating & New York” opens with old-fashioned credits (actors listed alongside their character names), New York landmarks rendered in dreamy pastels, and, literally, “Once Upon a Time” across the screen. A narrator (Jerry Ferrara from “Entourage”) with an amused ironic voice starts the story, describing “two millennials cursed with the paradox of choice.” Considering the film as a whole, “cursed” is way too strong a descriptor. Nobody seems cursed in “Dating & New York.” No one has enough of an inner life, first of all, to allow themselves to feel “cursed” about anything. Maybe this is supposed to be a comment on “millennials” (there’s a whole scene having to do with refusing to limit yourself to one ice cream flavor), or on the swipe-right form of “dating.Dating & New York 2021 Full Movie Download
“Dating & New York,” from first-time feature director Jonah Feingold, who also wrote the script, is a mixed bag. The script is often very witty, peppered with sharp observations and two very entertaining performances, but there are underlying problems the movie cannot overcome.Through a dating app called “Meet Cute,” Wendy (Francesca Reale) and Milo (Jaboukie Young-White) don’t exactly “meet cute” but they do meet for drinks. Their banter is self-consciously witty and their main moment of bonding comes when they allow each other to check their phones at the table. It’s such a relief that they go home and sleep together. Milo really wants to find a mate, Wendy wants to date other people, but their connection was so strong they draw up a “Best Friends with Benefits” contract, hashing out the different items over coffee. Meanwhile, Milo’s best friend Hank (Brian Muller) and Wendy’s best friend Jessie (Catherine Cohen) really do “meet cute” (it’s the kind of movie where there are basically four people living in New York) and start up a more traditional romance. Milo and Wendy over-talk and over-think everything. They’re apparently having hot sex as well, although you’ll just have to take the movie’s word for it on that.