A Rainy Day in New York

A modern nostalgia; A Rainy Day in New York

The movie starring, Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez and Elle Fanning, Jude Law, Liev Schreiber, and Diego Luna is a modern nostalgia following an old soul down the streets of New York, owning his identity and finding himself and true love.

Timmy's character, Gatsby, is a lost 'quaint' boy from an upper-class family. All his life he was tried to be molded into a certain shape by his mother. However, he is not the kind of guy to be told how to live his life. He is a free-spirited misfit who lives on the opposite side of the flow. He creates his own current rather than just fading in one. He is a classic car hidden under a cloth painted in Mercedes black. His name Gatsby also reminds another huge fictional character who similarly lives in wealth and is an old sport. Is it a nod to the beloved greatest Gatsby, maybe? It's probably his literature-driven mother's manifestation into the world to make her boy as wealthy and Great. It will make more sense if you watch the movie and see the scene where the mother and son duo have a little chat.

Selena Gomez's character, Shannon, is the perfect match for him. She is awake. She knows how to be alive and real. Though, she's not lost like Gatsby. She definitely feels like his meant to be from the second they lay eyes on each other.

Elle Fanning's Ashleigh, on the other hand, has been a hard watch. She does a great job of portraying a character like that. She was just artificial and shallow and very easily distracted. She was initially portrayed as a good girl but she quickly demolished that persona. She looks like she has figured her whole life out, but in reality, she is more lost than Gatsby. Gatsby at least knew exactly who he was. She, on the other hand, is living by the etiquettes her society gave her and she doesn't even realize that that's not who she is.

All in all, despite all the controversy of its director which did overshadow the movie it was a heartfelt, youthful movie that you expected to turn into a black and white movie at any second.