Paris, Je T'aime

2006 R 1h 50m DVD

Paris, Je T'aime

2006 R 1h 50m DVD
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Paris comes to life in this whimsical patchwork of 18 five-minute shorts united by a common theme: love in the City of Lights. Natalie Portman captures the heart of a blind student, Juliette Binoche is visited by a ghostly Willem Dafoe, and more.
Marianne Faithfull, Steve Buscemi, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elijah Wood, Emily Mortimer, Natalie Portman, Ben Gazzara, Gena Rowlands, Gérard Depardieu, Margo Martindale
Olivier Assayas, Frederic Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

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.

Sexual Content

One couple is shown in bed from the head up having an orgasm. In another short a couple visits a red light district to rekindle their romance; a scantily clad woman begins to strip but not much is shown. Lots of couples are shown kissing. A vampire couple kisses/bites passionately. There's a close-up of a woman's thong while teen boys engage in lewd cat-calling with plenty of sexually charged language.


The bloodiest short (though the blood is surreal and glowing) has a vampire draining a victim and then turning another man into a vampire. In another short a man is stabbed and dies slowly. In still others a woman faints, a tourist is beaten up, and a hairdresser does some martial arts moves. Two shorts deal with loss: in one, a mother mourns a son who's already dead; in another, a husband nurses his wife with a terminal illness.


The first two shorts have the most strong language, with occasional strings of obscenities. In the rest of the shorts it's sporadic but sometimes pretty strong. Words include "s--t," "bitch," "ass," "p---y," "t-ts," "faggot," "c--t," "f--k," and "dammit."

Social Behavior

Love is at the center of these 18 shorts, with Parisians and visitors to Paris finding it, losing it, and learning to let go. Because each story takes place in a different Paris neighborhood, there's also a lot of diversity and an underlying theme of embracing and celebrating the diversity of Paris.


A mention of Clarks shoes.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Smokers abound. And there are plenty of scenes in bars with adults drinking sprinkled throughout the shorts. In "Quartier des Enfants Rouges" the main character meets with a drug dealer twice and is shown taking hard drugs and smoking pot at a party.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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