What We Know About the Plot of A Rainy Day in New York

A Rainy Day in New York is the eloquent title of what should have been Woody Allen’s 2018 film release, now postponed to October 2019. It is a film shrouded in some mystery, as not much is known about the plot or its narrative threads. Audiences in the United States were gearing up to digest Allen’s latest film in 2018, only to be sorely disappointed when Amazon Studios refused to uphold its end of a four-film agreement with Allen in light of the sexual assault allegations against the director. Now, Lucky Red in Italy has announced it will release A Rainy Day to audiences in European, South American, and Asian territories in October 2019.

Elle Fanning and Timothée Chalamet Arrive in New York

We know the plot begins with two young people, played by Elle Fanning and Timothée Chalamet, arrive in New York City. Timothée Chalamet was the third-youngest actor to ever receive a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Call Me by Your Name. He also received a BAFTA nomination for his performance in Beautiful Boy, in which he played opposite Steve Carrell. Elle Fanning has been in numerous films, including Because of Winn Dixie and We Bought a Zoo. She has also received and won numerous awards for her performances.

A Series of Misfortunate Events Ensue

After the couple arrives in New York, a downpour sets the tone for the weekend. Fanning and Chalamet have to navigate a series of adventures during days of bad weather while in the city. The film is rated PG-13 for mature suggestive content, smoking, language, some drug use, and partial nudity – giving viewers some insight as to what the couple goes through during their misadventures in New York. However, more details as to the finer plot points have been withheld prior to the film’s October release.

Romance Blooms

A Rainy Day, like most of Woody Allen’s pictures, is an ensemble romantic comedy. In that vein, it is not surprising to see that despite the pouring rain, it seems the main characters find love in New York. We can gather this based on available stills from the movie on IMBD, which show Selena Gomez and Timothée Chalamet sharing a romantic kiss in the pouring rain. Less is known about Elle Fanning’s character’s relationship, aside from speculation that it is with an older man (played by Jude Law). We see them in a few stills walking side by side in NYC, but that’s all we’re given. Audiences will just have to wait until the film’s debut for more details.

What A Rainy Day Is Sure to Have

Taking Woody Allen’s dozens of other successful films into account, A Rainy Day in New York [Twitter] is sure to have some witty humor, physical comedy, and satire on American society. It will also most likely be powerful, as Allen’s films always have a greater message. He has a talent for sending a complicated message in a simple, often funny way. Viewers are especially looking forward to meeting the female characters, as Woody Allen historically writes female characters to be strong and well-defined. Of course, we can expect the love stories to be complicated, as Allen is known to write.


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