Adrift in Manhattan

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A moving and heart-wrenching story centering on a beautiful and musterious doctor, a young photographer who becomes infatuated with her and her patient, a painter going blind.

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Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 205838843
UPC 025195026130
UPC 14 00025195026130
Format DVD
Release Date 10/27/2009
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Alfredo De Villa - Director
Alfredo De Villa - Based On Story By
Charlotte Bourke - Production Designer
Chris Romano - Executive Producer
Elizabeth Pena - Actor
Heather Graham - Actor
John Coniglio - Editor
John Foster - Cinematographer
Joshua Blum - Producer
Michael A. Levine - Original Music By
Nat Moss - Screenplay
Victor Rasuk - Actor
William Baldwin - Actor
Awards
Nominee (2007) Sundance Film Festival, Alfredo De Villa, Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review Several lonely big-city lives intersect to a somewhat cathartic effect in "Adrift in Manhattan," Alfredo de Villa's ("Washington Heights") second feature. A delicate piece with good performances and an intriguing enough setup, the drama ultimately doesn't go anywhere definite or distinctive enough to leave a lasting impression...With nearly everyone here grieving over some past or imminent loss, "Adrift" has the slightly over-familiar, borderline pretentious feel of so many melancholic criss-crossers a la "Magnolia" and "Crash," which tether together disparate characters in service of a vague but important lament/prayer for humanity...Fortunately, de Villa, co-scenarist Nat Moss and their actors favor thoughtful restraint over histrionics or gratuitous auteurial dazzle, lending the pic a quiet involvement and sufficient credibility. On the downside, a satisfying payoff never quite arrives...Production package is modest but nicely turned, with Michael A. Levine's score striking the right balance between sorrowful, tense and ethereal moods.
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Reviewer Dennis Harvey
ReviewRating 7
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DVD
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Jamie Tipps, Film Threat ...a quietly moving film about alienation and connection...[with] several superb performances.
Peter Sciretta, Slash Film ...a pleasant surprise. It provides an interesting and intimate snapshot of the life of everyday people in New York City.

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