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New York, I Love You

Apparently, the saying "Too many cooks spoil the broth" does not hold true in collaborative works.

And this film is one such example.

This is pure collaboration, from the acting (a star-studded cast, for a non-mainstream film), to the writing (several writers doing each individual segment), to the directing (several directors directing those individual segments).

The choice of using several points of view becomes appropriate once you realize that this is not a love story set in New York; this is a love story about New York. And New York, as we know, is a melting pot. Countless stories happen on its streets everyday. And this is what the filmmakers tried to capture: the multiplicity of New York City.

None of the segments were actually bad. Some were really good, some were good, while some were so-so. But no bad ones. Probably because there was no attempt to tie all the segments together as a unifed whole. You can think of it as several short films about love in New York City. With no pretensions about being one single, solid piece.

Anyway, I would love to mention each of the individual actors and directors that lent their talents to this work, but Blogger only allows tags with a maximum of two hundred (200) characters. Which really sucks. And so, you can just click on the IMDb link below to view the credits.

*some info from IMDb

New York, I Love You. France/USA. 2009.

Rating: Seven and a half out of ten
Ethan Hawke's speech about vaginas and G-spots: Eight and a half out of ten.


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