New York, I Love You

Review: New York, I Love You

By Parul
05 May 10

Style, and some substance. Maybe. Mostly just style.

This is one of those films that takes a while or maybe some re-watches to digest. I haven't seen the first one in the series - Paris, je t’aime so I cannot compare them though I have heard from friends that they preferred the Paris version. My first impression was that it was definitely stylishly shot with some very interesting camera angles used and the colour palette was quite disarmingly charming. The background music seemed a perfect fit for the feel of the movie.

As for the shorts themselves - some of them I "got" some of them I didn't. For example the one featuring Julie Christie and Shia LaBeouf. Easily one of my favourites - their acting was amazing and I loved the way it was shot but when it ended my friend and I just looked at each other and were probably thinking "what was that!?". I still don't know...The one starring Eli Wallach and Cloris Leachman was easily the darling of the audience we watched this with. We all laughed so much. It was frankly quite a relief, after all the abstract and bizarre shorts we had been treated to, to just enjoy this couple enjoying bickering with each other.