New York, I Love You took the concept and idea of Paris, Je t'aime to American soil. The premise is the same, vinettes of various inhabitants of the city going about their day. Each story is written and directed by different people, making the film jump around on topics. I personally enjoy this; however, my fellow movie goer was not a fan and found the lack of fluidity between the stories frustrating.
To truly understand this film, know it's not about a hard plot per se, but rather the overlying journey of people in the city. A few of the vinettes were a bit odd, particularly the one with Shia LeBeouf, and others just hilarious such as the prom story of "Brett Ratner".
And the old man from The Holiday is in this film, so what's not to love?
Note: I'm waiting for the "I Love Chicago" film now.