We recently saw two movies that co-starred my favorite city. One was Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda. It was sweet and funny, and if you like Woody Allen, it's a nice rental. If you don't care for his brand of romantic comedy, you won't find anything new. It's all shot in Manhattan, of course, including a gorgeous autumnal Central Park.
The other New York movie was Saving Face, a terrific romantic comedy by Alice Wu. Two women fall in love against the backdrop of the Chinese community in Flushing, in New York City. Bits of Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan make appearances; the movie has a real New York flavour. I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend it.
And what do I find on a Simpsons re-run last night? Well, what else? Lisa confesses that she cheated, and what turns out to be a fake Springfield Comptroller says: "That took courage. And where I come from - Canada - we reward courage..." As Lorna recently pointed out in comments, a few of the Simpsons writers are Canadians, but we thought this was just a random Canada line. Like, why not.