DAILY BRUIN: ‘Dating & New York’ puts modern twist on traditional rom-com themes
September 10, 2021
"“Dating & New York” tells a tale as old as time – but with a millennial twist.
Releasing Sept. 10 in select theaters, the indie rom-com shines light on the tech-filled world of modern dating. The story follows Wendy (Francesca Reale) and Milo (Jaboukie Young-White) after the two millennials meet on a dating app. With the help of their best friends Jessie (Catherine Cohen) and Hank (Brian Muller), the pair continues to explore their relationship as “best friends with benefits” against the romantic backdrop of New York City. Influenced by traditional rom-coms such as “You’ve Got Mail” and “When Harry Met Sally,” writer and director Jonah Feingold said the inspiration behind the film stemmed from a desire to feature a romantic relationship through the lens of a modern generation.