New York, I Love You
Chalk it up to one more cultural artifact lost in translation. The 2007 portmanteau film Paris, Je T’aime was a collection of 18 short films intended to function as a movieland map to the City of Lights, each one tracing a different neighborhood via a brief, usually romantic, little tale. The results were uneven, but more often than not, the film succeeded. A couple years later New York’s horning in on the idea, with producer Emmanuel Benbihy already planning future editions for Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Jerusalem, and Mumbai. If New York, I Love You is any indication, though, Benbihy should probably call it quits before digging himself a deeper hole…
New York, I Love You is open now in limited release. Read the full review at filmcritic.com.