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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
Two short films, Apocrypha (2009) directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, and These Vagabond Shoes (2009) directed by Scarlett Johansson were shot for inclusion in New York, I Love You, but were left out of the finished film. Both shorts are available as bonus extras in the DVD of New York, I Love You. See more »
When the painter was drawing the Chinese woman using soy sauce, he dripped a few drops on her face, but in the next scene, in his studio, the soy sauce drips are gone. See more »
[after lighting her cigarette]
We share a flame, thousands of tiny molecules are heating up right now, they're penetrating our brain. Alright, they're stimulating our sexual desire. I mean, I don't know about you, but I find that shit very romantic. And you know, I'm so glad you walked over here because now I can feel a little bit more comfortable to tell you that I happen to be on the forefront of men able to find and locate a woman's G-spot, and I could - I could do that for you.
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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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