New on DVD: New York, I Love You

New on DVD: New York, I Love You

Cinematic expressions of love for and in the Big Apple have occurred for decades, but few have been this obvious of their intentions. New York, I Love You is openly making its declaration through a series of vignettes by different directors. In this film, love flourishes 24/7 – at the café, in the park, on […]

Cinematic expressions of love for and in the Big Apple have occurred for decades, but few have been this obvious of their intentions. New York, I Love You is openly making its declaration through a series of vignettes by different directors.

In this film, love flourishes 24/7 – at the café, in the park, on the subway, on the corner and everywhere else. A host of outstanding directors and all-star cast brings life to each story.

With such a variety of directors, actors and perspectives, this picture really does have something for everyone. Personally, my favourite chapter featured Ethan Hawke – a New Yorker to the bone if there ever was one – and his late night pick-up of beautiful woman gone awry. His confidence and command of language is simultaneously charming and appalling, but it is the encounter as a whole that leaves a lasting impression.

Special features include: two bonus segments written and directed by Scarlett Johansson and Andrey Zvyagintsev; and director interviews with Brett Ratner, Yvan Attal, Josh Marston, Mira Nair and Shunji Iwai.