New York, I Love You
Plot: An anthology film joining several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York. From Tribeca to Central Park to Brooklyn, the story weaves a tale of love as diverse as the very fabric of New York itself.
Pre-View Opinion: In 2006, 22 directors, including the Coen Brothers, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), and Gus Van Zant (Milk), created romantic shorts for a film that would soon be known as Paris, Je T'Aime. Three years later, 11 directors, including Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth), Mira Nair (The Namesake), Natalie Portman, and Brett Ratner (The Family Man), delivered an ode to the big apple. The first film included plenty of famous actors, mainly French ones, and this one boasts a bevy of actors as well: Bradley Cooper, Shia Labeouf, Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Justin Bartha (Hangover), Orlando Bloom, Hayden Christensen, Christina Ricci, Rachel Bilson, Ethan Hawke, Anton Yelchin (Terminator Salvation), Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard), James Caan, Andy Garcia, Olivia Thirlby (The Wackness), Drea de Matteo, and Julie Christie. Needless to say, all of this entices me to watch.
Post-View Opinion: I can't figure out what everyone's plot is about, but I'm still excited to see all these faces.
Release Date: October 16 (limited)
Plot: Benjamin (Michael Angarano from Lords of Dogtown), home-schooled by his eccentric mother (Jennifer Coolidge from Legally Blonde), is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist Ronald Chevalier (Jemaine Clement from "The Flight of the Conchords") and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker.
Pre-View Opinion: The title sounds intriguing.
Post-View Opinion: Brothers Jared and Jerusha Hess, the geniuses behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, have created yet another story about an awkward teen, but my main interest is Clement's further forray into film and the possibility that this will be the film that finally catapults Angarano into stardom. As for the story: sooooo weird. Love! that Sam Rockwell is a transvestite. Love it!
Release Date: October 30