Paris Je T'aime (2007)
Critic Consensus: Paris Je T'aime is uneven, but there are more than enough delightful moments in this omnibus tribute to the City of Lights to tip the scale in its favor.
Some of the world's most respected directors align forces to pay tribute to the city of the Eiffel Tower in this unconventional omnibus film. Broken into short segments, each titled after a specific neighborhood, Paris, Je T'Aime is comprised of 18 films, most choosing to take a more down-to-earth approach to the stories of the countless lives lived in the city on a given day.
|Rating:||R (for language and brief drug use)|
|Genre:||Drama, Romance, Art House & International|
|Directed By:||Emmanuel Benbihy, Christoffer Boe, Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Gérard Depardieu, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant|
|Written By:||Bruno Podalydès, Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Gus Van Sant, Ethan Coen|
|In Theaters:||May 4, 2007 Wide|
|On DVD:||Nov 13, 2007|
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as The Tourist
as The Husband
as The Cowboy
as Fanny Forestier
as Bob Leander
as The Wife
as The Tourist
as Cafe Owner
as The Doctor
as Female Mime
as The Father
as Young Woman
as Male Mime
as Monsieur Henny
as The Vampire
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Critic Reviews for Paris Je T'aime
You expect quality to vary from segment to segment, but the misses outweigh the hits by a depressingly high margin.
For directors and actors who usually work on projects that take years to develop and months to film, this must have been a really fun lark. For the viewer, it's a full cinematic feast.
The bulk of the work, filtered through the idiosyncratic lens of the global art-house, relays a peculiar impression of the city that is at once familiar and displaced.
The most resonant moments in Paris, Je T'Aime happen to be the bleakest, and they're about immigrants and other outsiders.
Audience Reviews for Paris Je T'aime
I thought that Paris Je t'aime was an overrated film that really didn't deserve the praise it has received. I appreciate the artistic merit that the filmmakers tried to accomplish with this film; however the end result is simply a film that lacks any true engaging elements to really make it stand out. The film is mediocre and doesn't satisfy the way it should. I thought the idea behind the film was good, but something simply didn't click. The films various directors and stellar cast can't even save this one from being a dud. This film was a good try at doing something different, but it just wasn't to my liking. I felt that they could have done a lot more with this film, and it leaves a lot to be desired. The idea behind this anthology is interesting, but it really does lack something to really make it stand out. The film has an established cast of very good actors, but they seem unimpressive on-screen. You'd think that a film involving several high profile actors would bring something to the screen that would make the film stand out. Unfortunately, the film falls flat and is an uninteresting effort by some great directors. I for one, don't get the hype surrounding this film, and I thought it was mediocre this film could have been great; unfortunately it wasn't that great with too many imperfections. If each director would have put a bit more effort into the film, then maybe this film would have stood out.
Its fun to watch and shows the talent of multiple directors!
It's bumpy at times, with some great shorts and some not so great ones. But it's strength lies in the film as a whole, and all-in-all it was well done.
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