Katie Holmes’ sophomore directorial effort opens with a nostalgia-soaked montage of Manhattan skylines, backdropped by a soothing, jazzy cover of “Blue Moon.” A clear nod to the iconic opening of Woody Allen’s Manhattan, the first scene of Alone Together takes us on a breezy journey through quiet city streets bathed in golden-hour light, parks where people joyfully congregate and—are my eyes failing me, or is that title card actually written in Comic Sans?
This scene is an apt metaphor for Alone Together as a whole: A pleasant story, but something about it consistently feels a little…off. The film follows June (Holmes), a wealthy Upper West Sider food critic. Life is going peachy for her and her loving boyfriend John (Derek Luke)—that is, until a (Comic Sans) title card pops up that reads “March 15, 2020.” We all know what thatmeans.
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