If the ambition is to provide two hours of instantly forgettable, popcorn-munching escapism, it succeeds.
The biggest problem with this movie is it’s a little better than you think it might be, which somehow makes it worse. As in, it takes itself a bit too seriously, which makes most of the movie feel kind of dull.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable
Paris, je t'aime (English: Paris, I love you) (2006)
Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant
Watched: 2005 & 8/1/18
Rating: 7/10 Watch
La Ville Lumière!
Bookended by nifty live mosaic,
Stunning city shots- patent in segues.
And new talent.
Best bits by Chomet, Coixet, Cuarón, Twyker, Schmitz.
Mime, "terminal", mother, actress, nurse love,
These were grand.
Meh. Tetractys poems stem from the mathematician Euclid, who considered the number series 1, 2, 3, 4 to have a mystical significance because of its sum of 10. He named it a Tetractys. Thus, these poems follow a 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllable format, with additional verses written in an inverted syllable count.
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I loved this! Sure, not all of them are all that great, but none really stand out in a negative way, and the ones that work do so like pure magic. I like how they weren't given one theme or topic to focus on (aside from the obvious city) and instead many of them branch out and do some unexpected, delightful things. I'm surprised this didn't get more awards traction, looking at it now. I'd say many of them stand out, like the paramedic/dying guitarist, and the blind guy/actress ones. Others are shorter but still make a big impact. I definitely thought this was better than expected, and highly recommend it for anyone really
The point of this film is love, but love can be present in various situations. Love is a strong emotion that is very evident (in Paris, especially) and this film is directed into segments to portray that very notion.Many directors, 5 minutes each + a great cast = a beautiful film.Although it is confusing at first, one must understand that the stories don't all connect, some segments correlate with another, but most do not. It simply shows how love is evident in Paris, which is as beautifully shown as it can be tragic.One of the all-time favorites, it might not be the best movie ever, but it is ever-so unique.Watch this film!
I love Paris. I love seeing Paris. So I was interested in seeing this movie. I didn't read up on it before watching and at first I thought this was going to be one of those movies where several story lines come together and you are introduced to the main characters one by one(think of short cuts or love actually as an example). I started of interesting with the guy helping out the passed out woman and I liked the part with the obnoxious young French guys. Then with the awkward Chinese story I started to realize that there was no coherence to this movie. Just a sequence of short movies shot in Paris. I didn't relate to most of it. I was watching it with my girlfriend and we noticed that we were just 'sitting through it'. I didn't get the 'cowboy on a horse' part and I didn't understand the 'Nick Nolte talking to some young French girl in a street' either. I was completely annoyed with the pantomime part. So we turned it off. I guess I just didn't 'get it'.