New York, I Love You


New York, I Love You

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Like many anthologies, New York, I Love You has problems of consistency, but it isn't without its moments.



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Some of the world's most-respected directors align forces to pay tribute to the city of the New York in this unconventional omnibus sister film to 2006's Paris, Je T'Aime. Broken into short segments, New York, I Love You is comprised of ten films, most choosing to take a down-to-earth approach to the stories of the countless lives lived in the city on a given day. The segments are as follows, chronologically: Segment 1 -- Directed by Jiang Wen; written by Hu Hong and Meng Yao; starring Hayden Christensen, Andy Garcia, and Rachel Bilson. Segment 2 -- Directed by Mira Nair; written by Suketu Mehta; starring Natalie Portman and Irfan Khan. Segment 3 -- Written and directed by Shunji Iwai; adaptation by Israel Horovitz. Starring Orlando Bloom and Christina Ricci. Segment 4 -- Directed by Yvan Attal; written by Olivier Lécot and Yvan Attal; starring Robin Wright Penn, Ethan Hawke, Maggie Q, and Chris Cooper. Segment 5 -- Directed by Brett Ratner; written by Jeff Nathanson; starring Anton Yelchin, James Caan, Olivia Thirlby, and Blake Lively Segment 6 -- Directed by Allen Hughes; written by Xan Cassavetes and Stephen Winter; starring Drea de Matteo and Bradley Cooper. Segment 7 -- Directed by Shekhar Kapur; written by Anthony Minghella; starring Julie Christie, John Hurt, and Shia LaBeouf. Segment 8 -- Written and directed by Natalie Portman; starring Taylor Geare, Carlos Acosta, and Jacinda Barrett. Segment 9 -- Written and directed by Fatih Akin; starring Burt Young, Ugur Yucel, and Shu Qi. Segment 10 -- Written and directed by Joshua Marston; starring Eli Wallach and Cloris Leachman. Transitions in between segments -- Directed by Randall Balsmeyer; written by Israel Horovitz, James Strouse, and Hall Powell; starring Emilie Ohana, Eva Amurri, and Justin Bartha.


Orlando Bloom
as David (Shunji Iwai segment)
Natalie Portman
as Rifka (Mira Nair segment)
Bradley Cooper
as Gus (Allen Hughes segment)
Christina Ricci
as Camille (Shunji Iwai segment)
Andy Garcia
as Garry (Jiang Wen segment)
Hayden Christensen
as Ben (Jiang Wen segment)
Rachel Bilson
as Molly (Jiang Wen segment)
Irrfan Khan
as Mansukhbhai (Mira Nair segment)
Maggie Q
as Call Girl (Yvan Attal segment)
Chris Cooper
as Alex (Yvan Attal segment)
Ethan Hawke
as Writer (Yvan Attal segment)
Robin Wright
as Anna (Yvan Attal segment)
Anton Yelchin
as Boy (Brett Ratner segment)
James Caan
as Mr. Riccoli (Brett Ratner segment)
Olivia Thirlby
as Actress (Brett Ratner segment)
Blake Lively
as Ex-Girlfriend (Brett Ratner segment)
Drea de Matteo
as Lydia (Allen Hughes segment)
Julie Christie
as Isabelle (Shekhar Kapur segment)
John Hurt
as Bellhop (Shekhar Kapur segment)
Shia LaBeouf
as Jacob (Shekhar Kapur segment)
Taylor Geare
as Teya (Natalie Portman segment)
Carlos Acosta
as Dante (Natalie Portman segment)
Jacinda Barrett
as Maggie (Natalie Portman segment)
Ugur Yücel
as Painter (Fatih Akin segment)
Qi Shu
as Chinese Herbalist (Fatih Akin segment)
Burt Young
as Landlord (Fatih Akin segment)
Eli Wallach
as Abe (Joshua Marston segment)
Cloris Leachman
as Mitzie (Joshua Marston segment)
Eva Amurri
as Sarah (Randy Balsmeyer transitions)
Justin Bartha
as Hall Powell (Randy Balsmeyer transitions)
Emilie Ohana
as Zoe, the Video Artist (Randy Balsmeyer transitions)
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Critic Reviews for New York, I Love You

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (37) | Rotten (62)

  • A variety of wry, sentimental, mildly erotic tales that come over as pieces O Henry might have submitted to Playboy.

    Feb 7, 2011 | Full Review…

    Philip French

    Top Critic
  • If you've got a heart of treacle, an attention span of 15 minutes and can't afford the air fare then there are worse ways to spend a couple of hours.

    Feb 3, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Let's just stay friends.

    Feb 3, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The spirit of inconsequential whimsy prevails throughout, with recurrent shots of traffic and the New York skyline helping blend different sensibilities into a multinational soup.

    May 13, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • While many of the segments amuse, and rarely wear out their welcome (the average running time is eight minutes apiece), it rapidly becomes apparent that each of them has some kind of twist, like an O Henry short story.

    Nov 29, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a bit too arty, and a bit too cute, but it charms and cajoles with the pluck of a native New Yorker.

    Oct 30, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for New York, I Love You

  • Jan 11, 2014
    The premise seemed to make for an interesting film but there was not much cohesion to it. Some of the stories are either too short or too artsy and left me with a sense of not really "getting it".
    Wildaly M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2011
    Such a great cast, such a waste. "New York, I love You" is a series of short stories about different people in New York, and their relationships. So many stories are meshed together that you really don't care for most of the characters or their situations. I hoped this was going to be a newer "Love Actually." Instead it's a collection of "arty" short films, strung together very poorly. You would think a cast that includes, Bradley Cooper, Orlando Bloom, Shia LeBouf, Natalie Portman, Chris Cooper, Christina Ricci, Justin Bartha, Ethan Hawke, Robin Wright Penn, Cloris Leachman, Maggie Q, Andy Garcia, Blake Lively, James Caan, Hayden Christensen, and Anton Yelchin would be a GREAT movie. Unfortunately, actors don't always make the movie. "New York, I Love You" I hate the yankees, and I hate you too. Don't watch this crap, no wonder I had never heard of it til I saw it on the shelf at the library,
    Everett J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2011
    With anthology films, a certain amount of inconsistency is to be expected from a random selection of directors. But that's not the problem with "New York, I Love You." What's wrong with the movie is that nearly all of the selections are pretty much forgettable which is disappointing, considering the remarkable array of talent behind and in front of the camera.(That compliment should not include Yvan Attal, by the way.) For example, Chris Cooper almost makes a segment stand out singlehandledly. The true exception is the one directed by Mira Nair and starring Irrfan Khan and Natalie Portman(she also wrote and directed another segment) that encapsulates everything that makes New York City special with different cultures interacting with each other on a daily basis. Sadly, there is very little else like that here. In fact, the movie makes very little use of the city as a whole, apparently keeping to Manhattan and a little of Brooklyn on the side. For example, three segments are set at least partly in Central Park. And even then, some of the encounters just center around people stepping outside to smoke, instead of waiting outside for a bus which I would have found more authentic.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2010
    The film was so so. I was expecting it to be much better. I felt that some of the stories didn't connect well. Also I felt that some of the actors were miscast in the film. I did like the Anton Yelchin story in the film, I thought it was hilarious.
    Sol C Super Reviewer

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