As if one wasn’t enough, two eagerly anticipated movies will open the weekend of October 16, 2009. Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, the adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s much-loved children’s book, already had that date staked out (see the new trailer #2 below). Now, Vivendi Entertainment has decided to release New York, I Love You on the same day.
NY, ILY is a compilation of short stories set in the Big Apple, with each segment directed by a different person (including Brett Ratner, Mira Nair, Allen Hughes and Natalie Portman, who also acts in the Nair segment). The movie has a similar structure to 2006’s Paris, je t’aime, which also included Portman in the cast. I thought that movie was uneven though the scenery was spectacular.
The theme of this version is also love in all its different forms. Besides Portman, the powerhouse cast includes Julie Christie, Robin Wright Penn, Shia LaBeouf, Bradley Cooper, Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Orlando Bloom, Anton Yelchin (that kid’s been busy this summer), Blake Lively, Eli Wallach and many more.
What do you think of the trailer? I think I’m going to look into airfare to New York as soon as I finish writing this.
New York, I Love You Trailer
Where the Wild Things Are Trailer #2