The films were screened in New York in July 2008 and the DVD was released on January 5, 2009. The eleven directors: Stanley Tucci, Roger Young, Matthew Bright, Dominic Bruna, Jennifer Regan, Pete Jones, John Lyons, David Naughton, Lisa Ray, Michael Shannon, and William Wise. The films are loosely based on the chapters of the self-help book The Five Love Languages, written by Gary Chapman. The short films tell the story of each of the five men and women in the book from different perspectives. Contents The following information is from the DVD "New York, I Love You" commentary track and the online web extras. New York, I Love You (Matthew Bright) Man 1 (Brad Hall) - Brad goes to New York for his best friend's wedding and meets Amber. Man 2 (Michael Shannon) - Michael is the curator of a museum who has problems with his girlfriend. Man 3 (Michael Fassbender) - Michael is a concert pianist and has problems with his girlfriend. Woman 1 (Anna Faris) - Anna, a bartender, has been abandoned by her husband. Woman 2 (Julianne Moore) - The Woman 2 is an editor who has recently been dumped by her husband. New York, I Love You (James Rebhorn) Man 1 (Jim Rash) - James is an actor who thinks he's gay. Man 2 (Bill Hader) - Bill is a songwriter who is told by a therapist that he's in a phase of life and may not know what he wants to do in the future. Man 3 (Richard Jenkins) - Richard is an actor who is told that he's in a phase of life and may not know what he wants to do in the future. New York, I Love You (William Wise) Man 1 (Steve Buscemi) - Steve is a lawyer who is told by a therapist that he's in a phase of life and may not know what he wants to do in the future. Man 2 (Woody Harrelson) - Woody is a multi-billionaire who's a little bit crazy and tells his therapist that he may be a few sandwiches short of a picnic. New York, I Love You (Ben Stiller) Man 1 (Bradley Cooper) - Bradley is a television actor who's been divorced for 3 years.