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New York, I Love You is a 2009 romance film released in the United States on October 16, 2009. From the producer of Paris, je t'aime, it stars an ensemble cast, among them Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Orlando Bloom, Chris Cooper, Andy Garcia, Christina Ricci, Robin Wright Penn, Julie Christie and Ethan Hawke. The film premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008.


New York, I Love You is a collective work of eleven short films, with each segment running around 10 minutes long. Some of the actors have international status (Natalie Portman, Shia LaBeouf, Hayden Christensen, Orlando Bloom, and Irrfan Khan), with each shooting their part in one of New Yorkmarker's five boroughs. Similar to the previous film, Paris, je t'aime, the shorts presented together will not relate but will all tie into the common theme of finding love.


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Critical reaction

The film has received mixed or average reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 42% of critics gave the film positive reviews based on 50 reviews with an average score of 5/10 . Another review aggretator, Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating from 100 reviews from mainstream critics, gave the film an average score of 49% based on 23 reviews.

Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B regarding the film "takes the wrinkle-free, easy-travel concept first executed in the 2007 Gallic compilation Paris, je t'aime to a new city and styles itself..." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 3 stars saying in his review, "By its nature, "New York, I Love You" can't add up. It remains the sum of its parts." At the Movies critic A.O. Scott of the New York Times gave the film a mixed review claiming "Not that the 11 shorts in New York, I Love You are all that bad. It’s a nice-looking city, after all, even if the interstitial skyline and traffic montages assembled by Randy Balsmeyer are about as fresh as the postcards on sale in Times Square." Lou Lumenick of the New York Post gave the film 1 star claiming "there were two additional segments that have since been cut. So you'll have to wait for the DVD to see just how bad Scarlett Johansson's directing debut is."

Box Office

As of October 26, 2009, the film has grossed $768,793 domestically.


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