Welcome to New York (2012) – By Brian Morton

Okay, let me just start with the cliché, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, at least that’s what they say about New York. It’s the center of the universe and there are so many stories there it boggles the mind. Well, Steven Tylor O’Connor has captured several small slices of life in the Big Apple and tied them all together in one of the funniest shorts I’ve seen all year!

Dr. Kitty Rosenblatt is one of New York’s most unorthodox therapists…and, her clients all have a story to tell. Their stories are the tale of Welcome To New York, there’s a newcomer who’s learning to defend herself (even when she doesn’t seem to need to), there’s the cross-dressing performer who just wants real love and the gay man who’s met the love of his life….only he can’t remember the man’s name, each story manages to cross each other…much in the way stories actually cross in a big city.

The real star of this short is Sherry Vine as Dr. Rosenblatt, both tying each story together and managing to steal almost every scene she’s in; Vine is clearly the star of the show who somehow manages not to outshine the material!

I’m giving Welcome to New York 4 out of 4 cigars; it’s terrific and had me laughing out loud more than once! If you have the chance, visit New York, but if you don’t get that kind of time off, then grab a copy of Welcome to New York and take a short vacation! Find out movie by heading over to http://www.welcometonewyorkthemovie.com.