Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Paris, Je T'aime Review

It's a cool idea to bring together a powerhouse collection of directors (including the Coens and Alfonso Cuaron) and a ton of well respected thesps (including Natalie Portman, Juliette Binoche, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Steve Buscemi among many others) t...(read more)o create a collection of short films. The problems here should be fairly self-evident, though. The shorts themselves are basically only linked by short transitional shots of Paris and a quick epilogue, which makes the experience somewhat jarring, and the films themselves vary wildly in quality. While some (like Faubourg Saint-Denis and Quais de Saine) are quite good others (like Tour Eiffel and Porte de Choisy) are basically insufferable. It's tough for me to really recommend this on the whole (it's 18 shorts and two hour run time get a bit long in the tooth), but there are some neat little short films in here.

Overall Score: 5/10

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