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New York, I Love You Blu-ray Review

There’s nothing to love about “New York, I Love You.”

Grades:

Content: D

Picture: A-

Audio: B+

Extras: B-

“New York, I Love You” is a collection of short (sometimes) interconnected stories set in the Big Apple. Story topics range from romance, a thief, religion, cab rides, a prostitute, Prom, sex, the power of New York City, smoking encounters, artists, and senior citizens.

You’d think a film with a gigantic cast containing the likes of Bradley Cooper, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Chris Cooper, Robin Wright Penn, John Hurt, Christina Ricci, Ethan Hawke, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Andy Garcia, Hayden Christensen would at least be entertaining, but the movie doesn’t turn out that way. Instead, ‘New York’ is an artsy indie film filled with forced dialogue, pretentious scenarios, eye-rolling chance encounters, bad accents… I could on but what I won’t. While having an experimental movie written and directed by MANY individuals is admirable, the end result should be interesting and not as boring as watching paint dry. Perhaps if I lived in New York this film would have more meaning, but since I don’t, the film was ultimately empty for me.

Summary: This is a movie about New Yorkers for New Yorkers. If that appeals to you, you might want to give the movie a shot. If not, avoid.

The widescreen 1080p picture quality is the only redeeming aspect of this disc. New York is certainly eye-poppingly beautiful in hi-def.

The sounds of New York are superb on this 5.1 DTS-HD audio track, but some of the dialogue is a bit low or faint in certain stories.

Extras include Vivendi trailers, a coupon for 5 free love songs, 2 bonus segments, theatrical trailer, and 5 director interviews.

February 8, 2010 - Posted by | 1 | , , , , ,

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