Director: Edward Norton
This one is a bit of a nostalgia entry for me, but as far as evergreen relevance: It's the directorial debut of Edward Norton, the romantic leads have excellent chemistry; the cinematography winks to French nouveaux, and the general vibe of the film captures the rawness and "Classic New York story" aesthetic in a way I regard films like The Graduate to be important, or the early works of Woody Allen. The pacing, the soundtrack, the artistic choices made - it felt like it belonged in the 60's/70's.
It's romantic, it's wholesome, and it's worth your time!
Watch this with your mother!