Monday, August 25, 2008

Looking at New York, I Love You

Moe at Gawker has a post this afternoon on New York, I Love You, which IMDB describes as "an anthology film joining several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York." The movie stars everyone: Ethan Hawke, John Hurt, Rachel Bilson, Natalie Portman, Chris Cooper, Orlando Bloom, Shia LaBeouf, Blake Lively, Kevin Bacon, James Caan, Julie Christie, Christina Ricci, etc., etc. (And a dozen or so people are directing the vignettes...including Scarlett Johansson.)

The trailer was released the other day too.

Anyway, here's Moe's take:

Here is the movie's most profound thought thus far leaked:

"This is what I've always loved about New York. Those little moments on the sidewalks, you can watch the buildings and feel the air and look at the people, and sometimes meet somebody you feel like you could talk to."

Which sort of highlights the problem, doesn't it! Like, hey, you can actually look at buildings and talk to strangers, technically, in any place that exists but in New York people have actually bought into the notion that their most mundane experiences and interactions are more special because someone might write a movie about them someday.

And the trailer:


boweryboogie said...

seems like the movie's only selling point is the gratuitous nyc imagery. probably a snoozer.

Alex in NYC said...

I can already tell that this film is going to make me want to destroy the earth.

eric e. said...

Aimed at the SATC fans/Carrie Bradshaw wannabes. Next thing you know, there'll be a New York, I Love You bus tour. Title should have been New New York, I Love You.

Anonymous said...

Not a black person in sight. What a bunch crap this thing is. Should be re-titled "White New York, I Love You"