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      Like Sunday, Like Rain

      R Released Mar 6, 2015 1 hr. 44 min. Drama List
      50% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 65% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A struggling musician becomes a 12-year-old musical prodigy's guardian for a summer. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 16 Buy Now

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      Audience Member A touching coming of age story about a 12-year old boy and a twenty-something girl, both of whom are neglected by noisy but otherwise dissimilar mothers. Set in the beloved fairytale version of NYC, the pair are brought together when she needs a job and he needs a nanny. Leighton Meester again shows what a fine actress she is, while Debra Messing's edgy versatility is on display, and Julian Shatkin, as the boy, is natural and a pleasure to watch. Frank Whaley again shows that he has an innate sense of humanity. A touching film, this was perfect for a rainy January afternoon. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Touching beyond words. These two lost kids find each other, with an age gap that doesn't allow them to be closer, though their hearts are clearly endeared to one another. You get to see a girl treated absolutely beautifully by a child who is going to grow up to be an amazing man. They share so much, understand each other's pain so well, that it really doesn't need much discussion. I'm just sorry they could not find a way to remain friends. They should have done so, but I think probably their feelings for each other had no proper place to go -- she couldn't be his Mother, he couldn't be her peer, not really, and as much as they were clearly best friends, and almost blood-brothers, the need to love and be loved was so great in each of them that the closeness and understanding was only going to lead to words of love from him -- his first love --- and a horror from her, not wanting to hurt him, not wanting to lose him, but certainly not wanting to encourage his feelings, or worse, give in, and do something terribly, terribly wrong (though she just barely skirted it). I could not help but love these unloved, ignored, brilliantly gifted kids, who were both just aching to find the place where they were wanted and loved. Wonderful acting, all the way around. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Worst movie ever, sub standard acting, unlikeable characters. Debra Messing plays the same part she plays in real life...obnoxious. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely sublime. The music at end tugs at my heartstrings every time I watch it (at least 5 times). Meester and Shatkin are beautiful together. Intense and lovingly crafted character study. Their good bye will leave you in tears and palpable anguish so much as you end up caring for these two. From opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum they share the same soul and will be forever tied. They create their own little family. One of my favorite gems. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I was so entranced by this sweet but melancholic film that I watched it four times. The movie will leave you uplifted but the ending, like life, is dissatisfying. Eleanor begins reciprocating Reggieï¿ 1/2(TM)s feelings and to her credit, immediately moves on. I love that he sends her off with a meal and recovers her coronet. But I hate that she felt she had to ï¿ 1/2work onï¿ 1/2? the relationship with her horrible family. Why not leave them behind forever? I also hated that they didnï¿ 1/2(TM)t leave future plans for connection. But I guess that would have been ludicrous and in any case, in the modern world itï¿ 1/2(TM)s not like they couldnï¿ 1/2(TM)t have found each other later. Lastly I hated that goodbye hug (some said kiss - I didnï¿ 1/2(TM)t see anything one would call a kiss), pats him and tells him to be a good boy. Good BOY? Really? Of all the crimes the writers committed in the last 10 minutes of this film, this was the biggest. Those words would have cut Reggie deeply and I donï¿ 1/2(TM)t think in reality Eleanor would have said them. Loved everything else though, especially the view into the world spun by this prodigy and how others responded to him. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member The slow pace of this movie really makes me comfortable. Just can't believe such a tranquil story happens in the city of New York. Reggie is lovely but the nearly perfect character set dooms a soap movie, just with another coat. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Critics Reviews

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      John Hartl Seattle Times Whaley has made a provocative, well-acted movie about infatuations that turn awkward, but he struggles with the ending. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 27, 2015 Full Review Jesse Hassenger AV Club Whaley aims high for this sort of material, but his film, sweet as it is, gets a little too precocious. Rated: C+ Mar 26, 2015 Full Review Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times Whaley nicely calibrates this wistful dramedy's emotional quotient, never allowing sentiment to turn into sap. He also smartly dials down Reggie's initial precociousness to reveal a kid who's deep, resourceful and strangely sensible. Mar 19, 2015 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation The tear-inducing musical finale to this simple and intimate movie will touch you, even if it didn't get through to the tin-eared ratings board. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 19, 2018 Full Review M. Faust The Public (Buffalo) Like Sunday, Like Rain avoids both sentimentality and melodrama, though some might feel that it does so at the expense of story. Oct 11, 2017 Full Review Kathy Fennessy The Stranger (Seattle, WA) There's the ghost of a more interesting movie here. Aug 21, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A struggling musician becomes a 12-year-old musical prodigy's guardian for a summer.
      Frank Whaley
      Executive Producer
      Luke Daniels, T.J. DeMark, Jimmi Jones, Paulo Kress
      Frank Whaley
      Monterey Media
      Production Co
      BB Film Productions, Tagline Pictures, FJ Productions
      R (Language)
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 6, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 6, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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