New York, I Love You

Synopsis: Eleven vignettes, all homages to New York City life, are presented. I. Ben, a pickpocket, is attracted to Molly on first sight, and gets into an interesting "pissing match" with Molly's married lover, NYU professor Garry. II. Mansuhkhbai, an orthodox Jain diamond wholesaler, and Rifka, an orthodox Jewish diamond retailer who is getting married tomorrow, learn that they have more in common than just diamonds. III. David, a musician and music editor for a video being directed by Abarra, is having problems meeting Abarra's demands while he slowly falls for Abarra's assistant, Camille, who he's never met but has only talked to on the telephone solely about work. IV. A young man believes he's made a powerful connection to a stranger, a young woman, in the simple act of lighting her cigarette, and proceeds to convince her of the same and as such that there is a future for them from that point on, and not at some unspecified time down the road. V. A high school senior, who has been dumped by
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Vivendi Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
49
Rotten Tomatoes:
37%
R
Year:
2008
103 min
$1,600,000
Website
58 Views

from your wife,

but it hasn't worked so far.

Can I get the bill?

You lost your wallet?

You lost your wallet.

Is this yours?

[laughing]

Wow.

Yeah, that's my wallet.

Merci beaucoup.

Money's gone.

I recently lost my wallet,

but I managed

to get my money back.

A young man should never

be without cash.

[chuckles]

Knock yourself out,

young man.

You lost your wallet?

Did you lose

my pictures, too?

Pictures?

How could I?

How did you get these?

I took these, like,

five minutes ago.

Aren't you full

of surprises today.

You took off your ring.

Ben, your keys.

Mm.

Ben, wait up!

[Man on speaker device

speaking Gujarati]

[speaks Gujarati]

I have come into the city

only to do this deal,

so it better be good.

My customer

wants natts, ASAP.

I'm in the middle

of my wedding arrangements,

but I came here to do

this business with you.

Who are you

getting married to?

His name's Chaim.

Chaim in the mood

For love

[snickers]

Where's my invitation

for your wedding?

Did you invite me

to your wedding?

Oh, I wish I had.

with Hasidic people.

I know nothing about them. They

know nothing about Jain peoples.

Strictly business. We don't

come to 47th Street to chitchat.

While you inspect the goods,

I'm going to eat.

Excuse me. Hmm?

You can't eat meat, right?

You Hindus?

No, we are not Hindus.

[clicking tongue] We are Jains.

Hinduism is too

materialistic for us.

No meat, no fish.

And what can't you eat?

No pig, no shrimp.

What else can't you eat?

No onion, no garlic.

No milk and meat together.

No potato, no roots.

Nothing that hasn't been

blessed. Nothing too spicy.

It is exciting the passions,

you know.

The Christians--

they eat everything.

They're like the Chinese.

They never have to

spend too much time

picking a restaurant.

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Hu Hong (Chinese: 胡宏) (1105-1161) was an influential Confucian scholar during the Song Dynasty more…

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