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A Novel Romance (2011)

Not Rated
93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Budding novelist Nate Shepherd, late forties, and the young and beautiful Jenny Sparks, early thirties, meeting in a fancy New York City eatery. Complete strangers who have had a rotten day, waiting for their better halves and the rest of ...See moreBudding novelist Nate Shepherd, late forties, and the young and beautiful Jenny Sparks, early thirties, meeting in a fancy New York City eatery. Complete strangers who have had a rotten day, waiting for their better halves and the rest of their parties, they reveal to one another that they are going to meet new people tonight. They quickly realize they are waiting for each other. Just as they begin to connect, Nate's girlfriend (Adi), and Jenny's boyfriend (Buddy) show up. Buddy rubs Nate the wrong way immediately, and we see that Adi is impressed with Buddy's stature and wealth, both of which Nate cannot compare. This dinner looks to be an uncomfortable experience for all. After dinner, both couples go home. Adi breaks up with a stunned Nate. It is obvious the biggest reason is money. At Jenny and Buddy's apartment, we learn their relationship is healthy on the sexual front. Unfortunately, it seems to be hurting everywhere else. Buddy's good friend is coming to New York City for a visit, although Jenny wants him to come with her to her cousin's wedding in Boston instead. Buddy considers the matter closed, and in an old-fashioned, sexist way, will not even discuss the matter with her. She rolls over to go to sleep, clearly saddened. Buddy's Los Angeles hipster friend, Sam Steele, comes to town toting a bag of drugs. While Jenny is away, Buddy and his pal play. At Jenny's cousin's wedding the phone rings with the news that Buddy overdoses. He is dead. Jenny is blown away with shock. At the memorial, Nate and Jenny bond once again, and it seems that only Nate understands what she is going through. Neither really knows where it's going to lead, but realizes that might not be such a bad thing. Written by Anonymouse! See less
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Shannon Elizabeth
Adi Schwartz Adi Schwartz   See fewer
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Steve Guttenberg
Nate Shepard Nate Shepard   See fewer
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Milena Govich
Jenny Sparks Jenny Sparks   See fewer
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Jeffrey Ross
Douglas Silver Douglas Silver   See fewer
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Kelly Bishop
Lily Sparks Lily Sparks   See fewer
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Jay O. Sanders
Walter Evans Walter Evans   See fewer
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Matthew Del Negro
Buddy Andrews Buddy Andrews   See fewer
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Barry Humfries Barry Humfries   See fewer
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Alexandra Dumar Alexandra Dumar   See fewer
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Wass Stevens
Sam Steele Sam Steele   See fewer
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James A. Stephens
Will Sparks Will Sparks   See fewer
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Adam Kantor
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Morris S. Levy
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Rosina Fernhoff
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Lawrence M. Parsont
Sparks Dinner Guest #1 Sparks Dinner Guest #1   See fewer
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4.8 / 10 | 172 votes