Box art for Paris Je T'aime

Paris Je T'aime

  • Rated R
  • HD and SD formats available

independent, special interest


This critically acclaimed, box-office smash combines visions from the world's top directors, and some of America's top stars, Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, and Juliette Binoche, who create a panoramic portrait of this photogenic city.

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
2 out of 5
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5

18 shorts about love for mature art house fans.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Paris, Je T'Aime is comprised of 18 five-minute shorts that each take place in a different Paris neighborhood and all have to do with love in some way. There's plenty of adult content sprinkled throughout with strong language, some drug use, and a bit of violence. The most poignant shorts deal with loss: a mother tries to go on after losing her young son, a man dies of a stab wound in front of a woman he likes, and a man nurses his terminally ill wife until her death. Love is a major theme, of course, but so is diversity with Parisians of all stripes and backgrounds represented and celebrated.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Paris from all the perspectives shown here. Which short is your favorite? Which ones didn't grab you?
  • How did each short have to do with love? Was it harder to find this theme in some?
  • Which shorts dealt with the topic of diversity? How often do you think these Parisians are represented on film?