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To New York, with Love

  • Sara Veal

    CONTRIBUTOR

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 24 2010   /  12:31 pm

New York has hosted countless cinematic romances, from the tragic West Side Story and unforgettable An Affair to Remember to the modern day fairytale Sex and the City. So, following the enthusiastic response to Paris, Je t'aime, it's no surprise that the Big Apple was the next choice for a tapestry of cosmopolitan love stories. This American cousin is inferior to the French original, but succeeds as a gorgeous portrait of the titular city, with glimpses of silver screen brilliance. Like its predecessor, New York, I Love You is made up of a series of vaguely connected short films, each by a different director, including Mira Nair (Vanity Fair) and Natalie Portman. There are 11 in the final cut - Scarlett Johansson's directorial debut starring Kevin Bacon, and Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev's featuring Carla Gugino, Goran Visnjic and Nicholas Purcell, will be saved for the ...