Director(s): Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Brett Ratner, Randall Balsmeyer, Shekhar Kapur, Natalie Portman.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman, Shia LaBeouf, Robin Wright Penn, Ethan Hawke, Orlando Bloom, Blake Lively, Hayden Christensen, Christina Ricci, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt, Maggie Q, Chris Cooper, James Caan, Julie Christie, Andy Garcia, Drea de Matteo, Eli Wallach, Cloris Leachman.
103 min. Rated R. Drama. France/USA.
This isn't what New York is about. New York is not about some eccentric, artistic hermits scattered across the city, desperately waiting to make contact with another species. New York is about being alive, feeling the community, simply watching the beauty of people walking by. The followup to 2006's Paris, je t'aime (Paris, I Love You) isn't boring, but doesn't pay NYC the respect it deserves either. I know the studio was giving the younger generation of filmmakers a chance, but when we're talking movies and NYC, shouldn't there be at least a tiny homage to Scorsese, Allen, or Lumet?
PS #1: Among the whole crowd, Ethan Hawke again does the best job.
PS #2: I cannot believe Eli Wallach. Tuco is still acting at the age of 95.