The New Romantic (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

The New Romantic (2018)



Critic Consensus: The New Romantic doesn't quite achieve the level of storytelling sophistication it aspires to, but Jessica Barden's performance elevates this enjoyable rom-com with a twist.

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Frustrated with the lack of chivalrous guys her own age, a college senior gives up on dating for love to date an older man in exchange for gifts instead.

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Camila Mendes
as Morgan Cruise
Eva Link
as Winnie
Greg Hovanessian
as College Bro
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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (7)

The New Romantic follows a very familiar arc, but the path is certainly a pleasant one, thanks to Barden's naturally ebullient performance.

November 13, 2018 | Full Review…

A somewhat palatable quasi-rom-com that declares the death of contemporary romance from the get-go, only to try and resurrect it later.

November 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Mirroring its green protagonist, "The New Romantic" presents an image of sophistication while playing with ideas that are out of its depth.

November 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The waif-like Barden is splendid in the central role, using her expressive eyes in the subtlest of ways to convey emotions.

October 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Setting the bar for the film impossibly high with repetitious references to Nora Ephron classics like Sleepless in Seattle, Stone shows she's got spirit, but maybe not the best judgment, much like her protagonist.

March 24, 2018 | Full Review…

More tragic than funny, but Stone is hoping for laughs - or really, swoons - or maybe just whatever will make audiences happy, an eagerness to please that makes the tone wobble from scene to scene.

March 22, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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