The New Romantic

The New Romantic

The New Romantic

A college senior becomes a sugar baby in this SXSW Special Jury Prize-winning romantic comedy drama from writer-director Carly Stone.

Blake Conway (Jessica Barden, Far from the Madding Crowd), aspiring journalist, hopeless romantic and college senior, is terrified of graduating. In order to escape her looming post-graduation fate that includes student debt and zero romantic prospects, she becomes a sugar baby. As she documents the adventure in the hopes of winning a journalism award with a generous cash prize, she sets out on a quest to figure out if society is right to judge these women and if her own self worth comes with a price.

Winner of the Special Jury Award for First Feature, 2018 South by Southwest Film Festival
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Variety

Variety

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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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

Variety

Variety

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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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

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