A Novel Romance
A Novel Romance (2011)

Nate Shepherd, late 40's, and Jenny Sparks, early 30's, meet in a fancy New York eatery. Complete strangers who have had a rotten day, waiting for their better halves, they reveal to one another that they are going to meet new… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 3, 2012
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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"A Novel Romance" supplies a response to the question, "Is Steve Guttenberg still working?" but leaves unanswered the natural follow-up: "Why?"

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Cohabitation "commandments" and talk of "chick flicks" further send the material into a cutesy tailspin, with the script's low point an egregious scene featuring Nate sneaking a peek at a silhouette of Jenny undressing behind a curtain.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Steve Guttenberg is probably supposed to be a lovable loser in "A Novel Romance," a drab, clumsy film by Allie Dvorin, but he can manage to be merely annoying.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The film looks good, at least. But look past that, and there's not much there.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

The literary conceit [adds] tired self-deprecating narration and arch chapter titles to the romantic-comedy mix.

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

As a showcase for Steve Guttenberg's 52-years-young pecs, A Novel Romance might have been better served as a workout video.

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