New York, I Love You is a feature film from 2009 that follows a bit of a different format. Ten different screenwriters and directors have written ten vignettes set in New York City, all on the theme of love. There is a videographer character who connects all the separate stories. Many contemporary stars participated in this film, including Bradley Cooper, Shia LeBeouf, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Cloris Leachman, Ethan Hawke, and more. The first vignette starts off with a pickpocket who meets his match both professionally and romantically, but the overarching story takes off from there to feature a young Hasidic bride, an Indian businessman, writers, artists, young people going to prom, children and parents, and one couple celebrating an anniversary long in coming. With this movie, if you aren’t sure you like the plot, wait 15 minutes and it will change!
This film comes in as the second in a planned franchise called Cities of Love. It started in 2006 with Paris, je t’aime. (or Paris, I Love You). Paris, je t’aime featured 18 interwoven stories by 22 directors. The producer of the Paris and New York movies plans more in Shanghai, Rio, Jerusalem, Venice, Berlin, and New Orleans. Because each film is the combined effort of so many screenwriters, directors, and actors, production or release of future films is not yet known. However, New York, I Love You is available at the library now! And don’t forget you can return DVDs in the media side of our book drop, located on the outside front of the building, to the western end.
You can get the DVD reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit, on the North Campus. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”
New York, I Love You (DVD)
1 disc, 110 min.