Crafted under the talented hands of famous director Woody Allen, with the participation of the star converging both talent and beauty, “A rainy day in New York” is a romantic love story that the audience cinema love is hard to ignore. The film’s content is light but interesting enough and interesting enough
As the 49th film in the career of four-time Oscar-winning director – Woody Allen, “A Rainy Day In New York” carries the breath of modern, complicated love but no less romantic and bold imprint of this outstanding filmmaker.
Just a gentle Jazz song in the middle of a calm rainy day, Woody Allen is like many times bringing light but thoughtful stories to the big screen. “A rainy day in New York” is not a sweet love song on a melodious piano, but instead, a little precarious and somewhat indeterminate youth love that has sown real showers, lingering in the hearts of moviegoers.
The rhythm of the film is slow, compact, adorned with classical music, ups and downs, but covers all that, is the lightness, mellow throughout the story. Timothée Chamalet really suits the role of Gatsby, an intelligent guy and a very attractive talking style.
Unable to bear the demands and imposition of a noble family on himself, Gatsby played as a classically out-of-the-box guy, intelligent and, with deep, almost sad eyes. in all situations. Gatsby seems to be much more than his student age, though still a young man wondering about his real purpose in life.
The film revolves around the young couple Gatsby (played by Timothée Chalamet) and Ashleigh (played by Elle Fanning) as they are together planning a romantic weekend in New York when Ashleigh was given the magazine. of the school assigned to the task of interviewing famous film director Roland Pollard (Liev Schreiber) in Manhattan. As a New York man with a nostalgic spirit, Gatsby has a dense schedule of his favorite destinations. But the showers ruined all of the couple’s intentions. And then each of them accidentally has chance encounters, and private journeys.
Ashleigh innocently pursues a flashy adventure with three Hollywood “horned” men: director Roland Pollard (Liev Schreiber), screenwriter Ted Davidoff (Jude Law) and actor Francisco Vega (Diego Luna). Gatsby wanders the streets of New York, accidentally meeting young actor Channon (played by singer and actress Selena Gomez) – the younger brother of ex-girlfriend and acting with her a romantic kiss scene, then gradually discovers many common points between the two.
Elle Fanning has shown a very honest image of a young reporter who is somewhat innocent, shallow and realistic, somewhat contrary to Gatsby’s romantic and classic. As the events unfolded, Ashleigh was caught up in the glamorous world of film men. Her innocence as a lamb in front of real men made her forget, and somewhat abandoned Gatsby, to run after her own emotional call.
And after many accidents, Gatsby gradually realized that Shannon (Selena Gomez) has too many similarities with him. Both seem to have fallen in love with the alluring, albeit superficial, beauty of classic New York, and showers. Selena has left a positive impression when showing the image of a young girl but has a certain life experience, a shrewdness and just enough daring. Not as light and innocent as Ashleigh, Shannon still has a very specific and strong charisma, a flair and a somewhat old age that few people have, at that age.
The story of Gatsby and Shannon suddenly simplifying the concept of love, when there is only one harmony in mind, then in this life, why not give each other a chance? Gatsby was really alone in his love, with a girl almost balanced, the harmony between talent and beauty. But when are those things the measure of a love? The rain covers this film, and even in the heart of the reader a layer of gentle, but profound reflection.
That our youth is absolutely enough that we can live what we want, and being imposed by constraints that should not be is like taking away a human’s right to life. Delicately dubbing Gatsby’s mother has brought more of the film’s humanity beyond messages of youthful love. Gentle, smooth, profound and somewhat old, really a very Woody Allen work.
The star’s acting is actually one of the bright spots of the movie. “The Story of Rainy Day in New York” has the participation of the Oscar-nominated “beauty” named Timothée Chalamet, “sleeping beauty” Elle Fanning and talented singer, actress Selena Gomez, and the actor. Jude Law and Liev Schreiber veteran tablets.
Timothée Chalamet was born in 1995, began acting in 2012 with roles in the TV series Homeland, the movie “Men, Women & Children” or the super hit “Interstellar” directed by Christopher Nolan. With his outstanding performance in “Call me by your name” in 2017, he received Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar nominations. Timothée’s talent has also been affirmed with the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor, National Film Critics Association for Breakthrough Performance, and numerous Best Actor titles by associations. awarded cinema.
Possessing a radiant smile and a holy, sweet beauty, the talented beauty born in 1998, Elle Fanning, has only been remembered as the shadow of talented sister Dakota Fanning who has grown and made a mark on each of our own artistic stages. In 2019, Elle became the youngest member of the judges of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, appeared in blockbuster “The Darkness of Darkness 2” (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) and was the face Woody Allen sent for the role. Ashleigh in “A Rainy Day Story in New York”.
Besides, the audience also knew about Selena Gomez’s acting ability through “Monte Carlo”, “Hotel Transylvania” or “The Big Short”. In her first collaboration with Woody Allen, the singer completed her role as Channon. Allen himself observed, “She was a young girl with a sharp and very observant mind.”
Each character has his or her own problems, each needs people around to see deeply to know who they really are. Therefore, the director chose to blur the characters’ faces, often to let them appear in the dark. Car windows, for example, will only reflect what’s on the outside of the car rather than focus on Gatsby and Channon sitting inside.
Director Woody Allen and veteran cinematographer Vittorio Storaro focus on color and light with different intensities as well as camera movement to highlight character. Scenes with Gatsby often use a fixed camera, keeping everything around him as simple as possible.
In contrast, Ashleigh is smarter and more energetic, always appearing in warm, vibrant tones. Her scenes are performed mostly with steadicam in continuous motion, depicting the freedom of the Ashleigh character.
Like the films in the Woody Allen treasure house, music has always been a wonderful means to convey the content and intentions of the filmmaker to the audience. The scene of Timothée Chalamet playing the piano and singing “Everything Happens to Me” alone was enough to beat millions of hearts.
“A rainy day in New York” is a classic, calming symphony of young people and the delicate emotions of one’s love. Looking for the harmony in soul, the crystallization of two young hearts in harmony is a romantic kiss at the foot of the clock tower, where the rain continues to fall in the sky of New York.