Sunday, June 24, 2007

Paris je t'aime

Dubious base-ball metaphor aside, I tend to agree with Stephen Holden's review. A collection of short movies under the theme "Stories of Love, From the City of Love", held great potential for disaster. There are some very annoying segments ("Place des Victoires", Nobuhiro Suwa), and the movie tries too hard to be clever at times; still, I had an unexpectedly pleasant time overall; most pieces manage to avoid being offensive, and a few are actually quite enjoyable (Coen/Buscemi, Depardieu/Rowlands).

For this kind of omnibus movie a success rate of two out of three is a pretty high batting average. There are no home runs, however, only doubles, singles and coy little bunts.
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