Thursday, March 4, 2010

New York I Love You - DVD Review


Starring Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Andy Garcia, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Ethan Hawke, Maggie Q, Anton Yelchin, James Caan, Blake Lively, Rachel Bilson, Julie Christie, John Hurt, Irrfan Khan, Drea de Matteo, Robin Wright Penn, Chris Cooper, Eli Wallach, Cloris Leachman, Burt Young, Olivia Thirlby, Drea de Matteo and Shia LaBeouf.
Directed by Faith Akin, Yvan Attal, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Brett Ratner, Randall Balsmeyer, Shekhar Kapur, and Natalie Portman.

Some beautiful moments are to be found in this movie, a sequel in spirit to Paris Je T'aime, where a bunch of directors make a collection of shorts dedicated to a city. Standouts for me were the one where Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) takes a paralyzed girl to prom, and an old married couple (Eli Wallach, Cloris Leachman) just taking a stroll. And yet in some ways, it's like reading a bunch of high-quality Hallmark cards in a row.

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