Event type: All Ages
Director: Carly Stone
Featuring: Jessica Barden, Hayley Law, Brett Dier, Camila Mendes
English, 82 minutes, 14A
The rom-com genre gets a smart and decidedly millennial spin in this terrific first feature by Carly Stone. The fast-rising star of the Netflix hit THE END OF THE F****ING WORLD, Jessica Barden is irrepressibly charming as Blake, a university student who looks for fresh inspiration for the sex column she writes for the campus paper (despite not getting any action herself). Though a relationship with a wealthy older man initially seems to be just the ticket, her ethically dicey situation with her handsome new sugar daddy elicits feelings that are harder to handle. With its hugely appealing young cast -- which also includes Hayley Law and Camilla Mendes of RIVERDALE -- and its nods to the Nora Ephron rom-coms Blake longs to live out in her own life, THE NEW ROMANTIC makes for an unusually savvy tale about love in the age of dating apps and overly hazy commitments.
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February 28, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Cutoff is Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:44 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.