This is not the best example but I have been watching the movie "A Rainy Day in New York" with my best friend for quite a while now. She and I grew up in different parts of the country and we never talked much before moving to New York City. When we moved to New York we did some real soul searching, and we decided that we did not want to be in the same state as the rest of our family anymore. We wanted to live our own lives and explore the city.
The movie comes from an excellent novel by John Grisham, which was a bestseller at the time. The book was written as a memoir of a nineteen-year-old who experiences her first day in the city as a full fledged adult. One night she went out with a bunch of other teenagers to a birthday party at a fancy apartment building. She had never been there before and the venue turned out to be nothing like the elaborate version of the apartment she was used to seeing as a teenager.
As you might expect, this became quite the adventure for all of them, and the movie follows the story as it happens. The movie begins with one of the protagonists, played by Morgan Freeman, as he is looking for the entrance to his apartment building, and he walks past a non-descript building with no sign of lights inside. He gets lost in the darkness and is taken by surprise when he is attacked by two other teenagers, one of whom appears to be coming back from the dead.
As with the book, the story then takes a turn as the pair work together to survive the night. The two find themselves locked in an elevator, and the only way out of the elevator is to kill each other. Eventually they are able to escape the building and start their new lives on the other side of the country.
The movie takes many cues from the novel, and even has a few differences of its own. For example, while the movie starts with the girls locked in an elevator, the novel starts with a scene where the girls find out they have been locked in an elevator while fighting for their lives. Also, in the movie, the surviving teen does not choose to go on to live in New York City, instead they return to California.
"A Rainy Day in New York" is the second episode of the first season of the Showtime original series "Ray Donovan". In the second episode, "The Loan Shark", Ray Donovan introduces us to the kind of customer service rep he had been wanting to see as a character.
This story of a New York City transplant dealing with the pitfalls of Hollywood life is another example of the kind of story we can look forward to seeing in "Ray Donovan". It will be interesting to see how this second season develops into something completely different. These stories of New York are always interesting, and "A Rainy Day in New York" only adds a little bit more spice to the whole drama.
"A Rainy Day in New York" is not an original story, but it is one of the best shows of the first season of the Showtime original series "Ray Donovan". As with any new show, I'm always eager to see what the series does next. I know one thing for sure: There will be plenty of drama and adventure in "Ray Donovan".