Tagline: “The city that never sleeps never stops dreaming.”
Translation: If I, Brett Ratner, can make it there, I’ll make it … an-y-where!
The Verdict: “That’s one of the things I love best about New York,” Julie Christie says in the trailer for the second movie in the anthology series that began with Paris, Je T’Aime. “Everyone came from somewhere else.” Including the directors and stars of New York, I Love You! Casting a bunch of non-Parisians in short films directed by, say, Alexander Payne might have worked wonderfully in Paris, but here in New York we’re a little pricklier about who tells our stories. What, exactly, do Maggie Q, Rachel Bilson, Shia LaBeouf, and Brett Ratner have to say about this city that a bunch of New York–based actors and directors couldn’t have come up with? We guess we’re glad that Eli Wallach, Natalie Portman, and Olivia Thirlby are involved, but this trailer’s constant, pie-eyed refrain — “New York’s not such a big place!” “God, I love New York!” — reminds us painfully of a bunch of tourists wandering around Times Square.