The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Ten vignettes in New York City: a pickpocket meets his match; a young Hasidic woman, on the eve of her marriage, reveals herself to an Indian businessman; a writer tries a pick-up line; an artist seeks a model; a composer needs to read; two women connect; a man takes a child to Central Park; lovers meet; a couple takes a walk on their anniversary; a kid goes to the prom with a girl in a wheelchair; a retired singer contemplates suicide. There are eight million stories in the naked city: these have been ten of them. Written by
Natalie Portman (who directs and stars in segments of this film) also starred in one of the segments of this anthology's predecessor, Paris, je t'aime (2006). However, her segment was cut before the theatrical release. See more »
Natalie Portman's character, while discussing the rules of kosher, states she cannot eat "nothing that's not blessed by a rabbi." This is a common error - the production of kosher food is overseen by a rabbi, but the final products are not blessed. See more »
Hey, David, it's Camille. You know, when Dostoevsky was writing The Gambler, he signed a contract with his publisher saying that he would finish it in twenty-six days, and he did it, but he had the help of this young stenographer. This girl, she... she stayed with him and she helped him. And... afterwards they actually got married. Ha, isn't that cool? That's how he met his wife. Anyway I found this story in the preface for Crime and Punishment so I was thinking that... and, this would have to ...
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New York I love you is certainly one of the ''marmite'' films. You either love it or you hate it. For me, i have feelings somewhere aimed in the middle of the love-hate scale. Why. Well firstly, this film as a whole isn't so bad. Its well shot showing both the hustle and bustle of New York along with quiet suburbs. The film has a general good pace. So its enough not to send you to sleep.
What lets the film down is the quality of some of the stories. Some are brilliant almost like visual poetry. Others are tedious and confused. The films such as the film Natalie Portman story show very well the clash and similarities in the variety of cultures in New York. The Shia La Bouf short stands out especially because of the elegant almost ghostly undertone that it carries. .
However some stories are flat and seem to carry little to no substance or indeed much pizazz to them. Its a shame because this has a lot of promise in some parts. Sometimes the dialogue is a little off and cheesy but in a romantic comedy or rather several short romantic movies that is to be expected.
All in all though the performances are palpable. Obviously some performances are better than others but overall its a sweet Saturday night film to curl up to watch on your couch.
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