<B>10- Autumn In New York</B>
Director Joan Chen's sophomore effort casts Richard Gere and Winona Ryder in a classic May-December romance. Gere co-stars as an errant, middle-aged playboy who finds both true love and redemption in a younger, seriously ill woman played by Ryder.
Gere plays Will Keane, a 48-year-old restaurant owner whose real job seems to be professional cad and womanizer. Flirting and flitting from bed to bed is his apparent goal in life. Then he meets 21-year-old Charlotte Fielding (Ryder) who's celebrating her birthday at his restaurant. It's love at first sight -- on her part, anyway. For him, it's lust at first sight. The young thing is another morsel served up as his eatery.
The Drama is rated PG-13 for language and some sensuality.
The cast also includes Anthony LaPaglia, Elaine Stritch and Sherry Stringfield.
The movie is directed by Joan Chen, written by Allison Burnett and produced by Amy Robinson, Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg. It was released by MGM
In its third, and probably last, week at the box office, the movie has grossed $3,200,000, giving it a total of 26,700,000.
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