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I stumbled across this film in a hotel room whilst working in France, and was mediately drawn in by it. THe acting of the two lead characters is just great. I believed in them as characters. It was witty, but no comic or showy, it was real but not crude, it was honest but not indulgent.
The New York backdrop gave a real glimpse of what NY life is like, and you felt very much part of the action there.
A great little movie of clashing cultures, double lives and the power of relationships to transform a life.
See it in a hotel near you!
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