Manhattan Romance

Synopsis: Danny, a commercial editor and documentary filmmaker attempts to finish his film, a study on relationship while navigating the relationships in his own life. Will he continue to chase the unattainable Theresa a hippy new age dancer(Caitlin Fitzgerald) or will he finally admit he's in love with his best friend Carla (Katherine Waterston) who is in an unfulfilling relationship with a political strategist(Gaby Hoffman). Manhattan Romance is a funny insightful look at contemporary life in Manhattan. It explores new age ideas and open relationship as well as true friendship and connection.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Tom O'Brien
Production: Beacon Films Inc.
  2 wins.
94 min

- Excuse me.

- Yeah?

Just wondering. We're making

a little documentary.

Do you guys wants

to be interviewed?

No, I don't think so.

A dance that has no beginning

and no end.

Would you wanna talk about

your relationship on camera?

Don't move.

Let the music move you.

How do you move in silence?

If you feel it, take a partner.

Have both of you been

in long-term relationships

before you met?

- No.

- Not really, no.

So this is like your longest

relationship by far.

We've been together

for almost, what...

- 10 years.

- 10 years.

- 10 years?

- December.

In December, it'll be 10 years.

We are so much more powerful

when we are not two,

we are one.

- Yeah, I totally liked it.

- Yeah?

Doesn't it feel good?

Doesn't your body feel alive?

- I feel like free and open.

- And light.

I was not making fun.

I was just...

I was just drawing your

attention to your patterns

and your habits.

- And I appreciate it.

- Okay.

Wow. That long-haired guy

was into you.

- He was all over you.

- That's not what it's about.

But the guy I thought was gonna

put his hand down your pants.

Okay, Danny, no, no.

It's not a sexual connection.

It's like...

I just love those guys, how they

pretend they're all spiritual,

and it's really they're trying

to get ass, you know?

- I mean, it's like, come on.

- That's not what's happening.

- Come on, really?

- It's not.

No, it's not.

It's deeper than that.

Listen, I love all this stuff.

It's great. It's really great.

We're kinda pathetic

as a race, you know?

- All guys?

- All guys.

- Including you?

- Well, I'm the one exception.

That's why I notice it

when I see it in other guys.

I'm sensing a little jealous

energy from you right now.

- Really?

- Yeah.

- I'm just looking out for you.

- Oh.

It's all right.

I can handle myself.

I know you can.

That's what I like about you.


- You know what? I...

- What?

I think we should shift this

energy before we go to dinner.

What do you mean?

Can I hug you right now?

Yeah. What, right here?

- All right.

- All right.

Wow. That was amazing.

- Good. Feel good?

- Totally. How did you do that?

Just changing the energy

a little.

You're so good at that.

We all are, Danny.

I like it here.

It's beautiful. Beautiful spot.

Yeah, it's got a good feel.

Great place to come

after the dance.

It is! It is a good place

to come after the dance.

- It's all raw, right?

- Yeah.

Or is it some? All raw.

- Is that okay?

- Absolutely.

- You sure?

- Love raw.

It's really nice. I can't wait.


- Hi.

- Hi, hi, hi.

Thank you.

- Hi.

- Hi.

This is Danny.

- Hi, Danny.

- Nice to meet you.

- This is Gayle.

- Hi, Gayle,

- Is everything okay?

- Yeah.

Just a moment of sadness.

- Yeah.

- Yeah.

- But it's passed.

- That's good.

- I haven't seen you in so long!

- I know!

- The moment's gone.

- I know.

I know, but it's so good

to see you now.

- You too.

- She is so special.

We all are. We all are.

- Green smoothie?

- Yes.

- Uh, what is it?

- Yeah. Just say yes.

Yes, I'm saying yes

to everything today.

Yes to the world.

The service here is phenomenal.

It really is.

So you wanted to know

about my open relationship?

If you're okay with that.

- Sure.

- Yeah.

So basically how it worked

is I had a primary partner,

and he had another

girlfriend in L.A.,

and he would see her

when he was there.

Wow. So you knew that

that was going on.

- Yeah, yeah.

- Wow.

It was a very open...

open relationship.

Hence the name.

And were you ever seeing

somebody at that time too?


I explored things a little

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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