Dating & New York represents a new kind of way to navigate dating and relationships… but not having one… but having one.
The millennial-centric rom-com written and directed by Jonah Feingold follows Wendy (Francesca Reale) and Milo (Jaboukie Young-White) who are jaded about their love lives — like a lot of us. They are thrown together at what might be the worst, most complicated time for romance in their lives. However, in spite of their reluctance, the magic of New York and a few profound text messages just might be the transformative force they need to find love. Their L-Train fueled-quest for love ultimately begs the question: can ‘happily ever after’ truly exist in the age of read receipts?
After a dashingly grand meet-cute…on a dating app… Milo and Wendy have an incredible first date, only to ghost each other. It’s not until the app itself “Meet Cute” suggests they re-meet for a date. Wendy proposes to Milo with a simple question “all the benefits of a relationship without being in a relationship” – in contract form, of course. After some debate over pancakes, the two agree to this romantic doom. Along the way, their intentions and inner dating demons are tested – as they run into exes, and navigate having one foot in the door of the single life. Not to mention their best friends, Jessie (Catherine Cohen) and Hank (Brian Muller) begin to exemplify a “perfect” relationship. For Wendy and Milo, their fate is decided when one of them catches real feelings, and the two must figure out how to remain friends, knowing they love one another, or decide to never textsee each other again.
Dating & New York debuted at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. IFC Films will release the film on September 10 in select theatres and everywhere films are rented digitally.
Watch the trailer above and check out the poster below.