New York, I Love You directed by Natalie Portman, Yvan Attal, Fatih Akin, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Allen Hughes, Randall Balsmeyer, Brett Ratner, Shekhar Kapur, Shunji Iwai, and Jiang Wen (2008), is an film about multiple storylines that mildly intersect but don’t bear too much weight on each other and offer a slice of life in New York City with different groups of character and their circumstances. Most of the stories felt too short. If this had been a limited series rather than a film and had at least a half hour a piece, it would’ve worked way better because the story would’ve been allowed to develop more and the viewer may have had more of a connection to the characters. However, this is what we have and it all felt way too rushed to really mean anything or have an impact of any sort. This film did nothing. I felt nothing watching it. The acting was fine but the problem is the crammed stories. If the audience walks away with nothing, that is worse than it being a bad film. Disgust or any type of negative feelings are better than no feelings at all. They’ll at least talk about your film. When you offer nothing, you receive nothing. Easily forgotten after a week or two and this film has been. The only reason why people keep coming to it at all is because of the names attached to it. Overall, pass on watching this film. Not worth your time. It certainly wasn’t worth mine.
Watched on Amazon.