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New York, I Love You (2009)



Critic Consensus: 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.more
Rating: R (for language and sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Olivier Lécot, Hall Powell, Emmanuel Benbihy, Natalie Portman, Oliver Lecot
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 2, 2010
Box Office: $1.6M
Vivendi Entertainment - Official Site


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

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (30)

At its best, it might be said that such a cinematic cacophony approximates the noise of Manhattan itself; but so much seems to be overlapping in this film that a feeling of distraction threatens to dispel the emotion

Full Review… | November 17, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Cinema-goers won't find much to dig their teeth into with this disappointing collection of shorts.

Full Review… | September 15, 2013

How easily you'll weather the film depends on your taste for poetic, obtuse cinema, often without too much of a rhyme or reason.

Full Review… | February 10, 2011
What Culture

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

Full Review… | February 7, 2011

The cinematography and editing is superb and makes up for any shortfalls with some of the stories, but the film's obvious draw will be its stellar ensemble cast.

Full Review… | February 6, 2011

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.

Full Review… | February 3, 2011

Audience Reviews for New York, I Love You

Patchy. Like all movies made up of many short stories, some of it is interesting, some of it may have not bothered.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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

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 Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

New York, I Love You Quotes

David (Shunji Iwai segment): Does this mean we're getting married?
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)
Camille (Shunji Iwai segment): Hey, David, it's Camille. You know, when Dostoevsky was writing The Gambler, he signed a contract with his publisher saying that he would finish it in twenty-six days, and he did it, but he had the help of this young stenographer. This girl, she... she stayed with him and she helped him. And... afterwards they actually got married. Ha, isn't that cool? That's how he met his wife. Anyway I found this story in the preface for Crime and Punishment so I was thinking that... and, this would have to be between you and me, but... I was thinking that I could read the books and tell you what's going on and that way you could just focus on your music. But only if you're comfortable with this, and if you're not then you can just forget it, and you can quit, but if you are... then open this door.
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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