So This Is New York

So This Is New York ★★★½

As a New Yorker myself, I found this satire (about a man and his family who move to New York and encounter many oddball characters and situations) to be pretty entertaining (if not sometimes stereotypical).

Leading man Henry Morgan may not have had much film experience, but he really shines in this role, using his iconic sarcasm well as he suffers his family and acquaintances. Almost all of his lines are great.

The film falters a bit in the second half; the plot begins to get repetitive, and the film also makes the mistake of giving the protagonist's sister more screentime. Unfortunately, as she is a very annoying character, this didn't work out.

But as someone who can take a joke, I enjoyed this slightly sensationalized take on the Big Apple.