Paris Je T'aime Reviews
Quais De Seine: It's a decent segment that's a little better than the first segment. When it starts with three boys just taunting the women, I was not liking where it was going, that is until one of the boys helped the Muslim woman out, and the talk from the girl about hiding her pretty side out is really interesting and it makes the guys learn a bit more about women. The ending is also a little better than the first segment too and is not as sudden.
Le Marais: Gus Van Sant's segment is an ok one that I expected a bit more from it. All there in this segment, is a guy who's talking to another guy who he believes is in love, and the writing is all right, just not that interesting. A bit disappointing, but I hope that the next segment by the Coen Brothers does better.
Tuileries: An oddball take by the Coen Brothers that is definitely better than Gus Van Sant's segment. The direction is good, Steve Buscemi gives me some laughs from me, which all he did was reacting to what's going on. It's interesting, it shows a bit of what it's like in that place, and it's delightfully weird.
Loin Du 16e: A sweet segment that is nothing much of it. The song is pretty nice to listen to, and that's it. She does the same thing at the end and that's it, in between is just her going somewhere. It's not that good, but with a very short segment like that, I guess they tried their best.
Porte De Choisy: A very weird segment that I have no idea what to think about it. It's funny though, and I do like how crazy it got, but then it gets even more weird. I liked the segment, but man is it odd.
Bastille: The acting is good, the writing is find, and I like how he went back to being the man that his wife first thought of him. It has done funny moments, some surprising ones, and some sweet moments, even if it ended a bit suddenly.
Place Des Victoires: Juliette Binoche does a great job of grieving over her boy, feeling completely devastated. Willem Dafoe is good from little screen time he had, and the story is not that bad, and it does a great job of letting go, making it more emotional than some of the segments here.
Tour Eiffel: An interesting segment that's coming from the perspective of a mime artist. The idea of that perspective is new, and it does give some funny moments. The way the mime artists meet is pretty funny and a bit adorable.
Parc Monceau: Alfonso Cauron's segment is one of the segments that I really wanted to see, and while not the best segment, it's still one the best segment that actually kind of reminds me of the Before Trilogy. Nick Nolte and Ludivine are really good, and I also like that it's in one continuous shot like his recent film Gravity, at least the first 14 minutes of it. The conversations are interesting, and I like the twist at the end.
Quartier Des Enfants Rouges: This is the first film section that I've seen from Olivier Assayas's, and it's a decent one that is different from the other segments. Maggie Gyllenhaal is good in this, and I do like the chemistry between the main leads, although I wish there was more of it however instead of seeing her be high of it for some scenes of it.
Place Des Fetes: This segment is a vey good segment that knew exactly what it had to be about. It shows the problems that the guy had to go through, only to see him get stabbed, and the song is not that bad either. I felt a bit sorry for him too as all he wanted to do is to find the girl to only to ask to get a cup of coffee.
Pigalle: Richard LaGravenese's segment is an interesting take on it that is really nice to see the late Bob Hoskins in. He's really good, both French and American, and I like the chemistry and argument between the main leads. The slapping kept getting a laugh from me, and the writing is really good.
Quartier De La Madeleine: I've heard a bit about that Vincenzo Natali's segment is the best one out of all of them, and in my opinion, I can definitely see why as this is the most different segment out of them all, which makes it stand out a bit more. It's an interesting take on the vampire genre and I don't think I've seen something like that before. I do like that it's dialogueless, and I really was curious about where it was going, which I did got a laugh out of its weirdness. This is probably the best one out of them all, and I'm curious to see the late Wes Craven's take on this movie.
Pere-Lachaise: Wes Craven's take on it was a disappointing segment that doesn't quite make sense or is just silly. The only thing that I think is the coolest part is Alexander Payne as Oscar Wilde as I never thought that he's an actor too, and he is not that bad, even though he's not in it much and instead was focused on the relationship which for some reason, got me a bit annoyed.
Faubourg Saint-Denis: Tom Tykwer's part in this is a tense segment that really takes on the relationship. It shows about the good things and the bad parts of being in a relationship. The writing is pretty good and I like the acting of it, even if the ending was a bit anticlimactic.
Quartier Latin: Good segment about an old couple that are about to be divorced. It's refreshing to see an old couple that are very accepting to each other, whether it's because they're about to be divorced, or talking about their other boyfriend or fiancÃ (C)e that are both younger than the original couple. They also act like friends too which I like, and they joke around also which gives me a chuckle here and there. Now on to the last segment by Alexander Payne.
14e Arrondissement: The last segment by Alexander Payne is a nice end to the film. Margo Martindale did a good job in French, and the writing by Alexander Payne and Nadine Eid is really good. It has some funny moments, and some interesting parts about why she loves Paris.
Overall, Paris, Je T'aime wasn't as great as I thought was gonna be due to the high praises, but I still really like it for most of the segments, and I did like what they did at the end, even if it wasn't more of it.