There's an odd tone to Uptown Girls which stops it being predictably cloying and yet it also stops it from being likeable.
The director Boaz Yakin started his film career with the impressive Fresh way back in 1994. He's only made three films since, the most recent of which is Uptown Girls, a film about as far away from Fresh as you could get.
Kollek\'s characters are interesting, involving, and his visual style is limited but perfectly adequate for the focus he wants to achieve.
Bella, Anna Thomson, used to earn more in finance but found she preferred people so she?s a waitress in a diner where amongst others a trio of elderly men come to squabble in that New York style. Paul, Robert Modica is one of them, he?s a widower...