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The Last New Yorker
Lifelong friends Lenny Sugarman (Dominic Chianese) and Ruben Liebner (Dick Latessa), both in their 70s, both dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers, barely recognize the Manhattan of their youth. The city they've loved for decades has become a playground for the too-rich; their places, the ones they've frequented for years, are now refuges from a changing world they're increasingly unable to keep up with. When Lenny-a lone schemer all his life-finally gets in over his head, he decides to seek the one thing he's never had: true love. But to achieve it, he may have to abandon the only… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Wang tracks his guys like the documentarian he is, and if the movie feels a bit canned thanks to Adam Forgash's unoriginal script, classic NYC spots and a big heart make it feel like home."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"There were reasons to hope that The Last New Yorker would be better than this."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Wang's geriatric bromance isn't so much a love letter to New York as it is Grumpy Old Mensches."
‑ Christian Blauvelt, Slant Magazine
"A measured, minimalist masterpiece which is mostly a sweet homage to such rapidly disappearing Manhattan trademarks of yore as the neighborhood bar and the corner diner."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"The best thing about The Last New Yorker is its evocation of the relentless speed with which the city tears down and rebuilds itself."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"The Last New Yorker offers not just a rare portrait of urban septuagenarians, but one without a hint of dewy-eyed nostalgia."
‑ Andrew Grant, Time Out New York
"Guided by photographer-turned-director Harvey Wang's keen eye for Manhattan's fast-disappearing landscape of dive bars, diners, and bodegas "The Last New Yorker" is delightful chamber piece of romantic comedy."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Adam Forgash's script is a generic collection of schmaltz and implausibility..."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Inspired by Wang's photo book about older Gothamites whose occupations were threatened by modernity, screenwriter Adam Forgash has fittingly written a scenario as hoary as his characters"
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"A sweet, charming and warm romantic drama that suffers from being lazy, inorganic and seriously lacking in character development. The only scene-stealing, lively character is actually the city of New York itself."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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