Natalie Portman & Maggie Q in 'New York, I Love You'
Natalie Portman & Maggie Q
The simplest thing you can say about the movies is that they take you places, geographically, emotionally, hypnotically, and the ongoing "Cities We Love" project that began three years ago with "
Eleven directors and no fewer than 16 screenwriters contributed to the omnibus affair. I like the idea of the film more than the film itself; the batting average with the
The best of these shorts (typically shot in two days' time) treat
Similarly: In the atmospheric one-night-stand anecdote directed by
It's too bad more of the segments can't hit this level of interest. (I'd add the Anthony Minghella-scripted,
"'New York, I Love You'" Movie Trailer
In the city that never sleeps, love is always on the mind.
Those passions come to life in New York, I Love You a collaboration of storytelling from some of todays most imaginative filmmakers and featuring an all-star cast.
Together they create a kaleidoscope of the spontaneous, surprising, electrifying human connections that pump the citys heartbeat. Sexy, funny, haunting and revealing encounters unfold beneath the Manhattan skyline. From Tribeca to Central Park to Brooklyn the story weaves a tale of love as diverse as the very fabric of New York itself.
MPAA rating: R (for language and sexual content).
Running time: 1:50.
Credits: Directed by
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