New York City Serenade
New York City Serenade (2007)

Two lifelong pals living in New York City discover that sometimes the only way to remain friends is to grow apart in this semi-autobiographical drama from screenwriter/director Frank Whaley. Owen (Freddie Prinze, Jr. is an aspiring… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: September 13, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kyle Smith
New York Post

One of those pointless indies that you'll have forgotten before the credits roll.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

The reason this 2007 drama has languished for so long could be that it's a bromance whose moment has only now arrived; more likely, it's because Frank Whaley's lightweight slice of life is so crashingly ordinary.

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Brian Orndorf

The contrast is inviting, the emotional momentum is there, and the dramatic situations are ripe with potential...and then the viewer is faced with Klein, Prinze Jr., and Sigler doing all the heavy lifting. How deflating.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The overgrown boys at its center are so unappealing that the setting certainly won't make their trials worth your time.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

This ersatz Swingers attempts to tap into the male psyche as represented by a pair of one-note losers (played by Freddie Prinze Jr. and Chris Klein), but the self-absorbed film keeps playing the same, talky refrain.

Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Uninspired performances and a lack of chemistry fail to project whatever has brought and kept the film's odd couple together.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

The movie is a character study about two underachieving dullards scarcely worth contemplating.

Eddie Cockrell

A series of sour notes.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Suffers from mediocre performances and a contrived and silly screenplay that, ultimately, makes it falls flat as a drama, comedy and satire.

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Al S
A smart, compelling and wickedly enteraining movie. A brilliant, sharp, very funny and very moving drama that shows sheer realism in the lives and emotions of… More
Chosen 718
Chris Klein is very good at playing an as$hole in this comedy-drama co-starring Freddie Prinze Jr. [good performance by him as well]. In some ways it's… More