2 Days in Paris

2 Days in Paris

2 Days in Paris

Julie Delpy stars (alongside Adam Goldberg), directs, writes, scores and edits this comedy of neurotic, romantic errors. Billed as part Woody Allen, part Francois Truffaut.

Follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple; a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack, as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by staying a couple of days in Paris. High hopes for a nice wee vacation are dashed by Marion’s offbeat, overbearing non-English speaking parents and the reappearance of her flirtatious ex-boyfriends. Jack, an intense paranoid and hypochondriac, grows quickly disillusioned with the relationship.

2008Rating: M, contains offensive language and sex scenes96 minsFranceFrench / English
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

2 Days in Paris delivers a comedy of neurotic, romantic errors. We hold our protagonists at arms length, witnessing their misfortune from a position of indifference.

3.0

Surprisingly good considering the overall message...

This movie really hits some real moments throughout which I think shows how good a job Julie Delpy has done with this film. And whilst somewhat depressing in a few of these real moments, I think that's what made it so great. Highly recommended.

4.0

A few laughs

But not my pick of the month. If you want a few laughs, only mild ones at that, this film will provide them. Delphy's first attempt at directing, perhaps shouldnt have been for a film she writes and acts in. Agree with "Flicks" reviewer, Selina's, underwhelming, but would apply it to the whole movie.

2.0

Boooooring

Totally boring film that I thought would be great. So much screaming and talking in French made it difficult to really concentrate. Went to sleep - waste of a Saturday afternoon!

1.0

Hated it

From the first minute, so much arguing and shouting and smut. I obviously didnt get it and the ending didnt help. Not for the sophisticated, save your time and money.

1.0

This witty comedy will cheer you up

Well done Julie Delpy. This movie made laugh out loud. The dialogs are quick witted and often hilarious. Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg are perfectly matched in this movie and their characters reflect the views and mood that many people can relate to. Also keep an eye out for a brief and hilarious appearance by German 'Goodbye Lenin' star Daniel Bruehl as a...

5.0

A jewel amongst the current crop.

Let's not beat around the bush people, not a lot of good films out there at the moment. Ever since No Country and There Will Be Blood and a few others... there's been nothing. 2 Days in Paris is one of the best I've seen in the last 3 - 4 weeks though. And I recommend it... it's a very refreshing watch, quite unique but still very palatable and funny.

4.0

Tres Bon

It's so Paree - the people, the places, the art. Julie Delpy is a born natural and carries this movie along so well. Her parents are gorgeous. This movie captures the spirit and heart of Paris. Just sit back and let yourself get taken on a tour of the city of love - the taxi drivers are fantastic.

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Julie Delpy writes and directs a very likable, smart, offbeat film.

Salon

Salon

press

Delpy's writing is sharply observed and often hilarious, and her own performance as the perennially enraged Marion -- whom she says was inspired by Robert De Niro's Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull" -- is one of her most memorable.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The feature debut as writer-director for French star Delpy is reminiscent of mid-career Woody Allen, though it never feels derivative. Delpy herself plays Marion, an expatriate Parisienne who spends two days in her home town with her Jewish-American boyfriend Jack (Goldberg) on the way home from a holiday in Venice.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

2 Days in Paris is pure Julie Delpy, figuratively and otherwise. Since first becoming known to American audiences in the early '90s, she's revealed herself to be an artist of sundry and unexpected talents, with a distinctive voice and point of view.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

Delpy in fact has made a smart film with an edge to it; her Jack and Marion reveal things about themselves they never thought they'd tell anybody, and we wonder why they ever went out on a second date. Much has been made of the similarities between Delpy here and Diane Keaton in "Annie Hall" but if Delpy's character found a spider as big as a Buick in the bathroom, she'd braise it and serve it up for lunch.

BBC

BBC

press

If the three-way writing credit she shared with director Richard Linklater and co-star Ethan Hawke for the wonderful Before Sunset left room for doubt about Julie Delpy's ability as a screenwriter, 2 Days In Paris is proof that she's a serious talent in her own right. Delpy also stars, directs and provides the music for this playful comedy, which shows off her wicked sense of humour and a real understanding of relationships.

4.0
Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

2 Days in Paris delivers a comedy of neurotic, romantic errors. We hold our protagonists at arms length, witnessing their misfortune from a position of indifference.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Julie Delpy writes and directs a very likable, smart, offbeat film.

Salon

Salon

press

Delpy's writing is sharply observed and often hilarious, and her own performance as the perennially enraged Marion -- whom she says was inspired by Robert De Niro's Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull" -- is one of her most memorable.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The feature debut as writer-director for French star Delpy is reminiscent of mid-career Woody Allen, though it never feels derivative. Delpy herself plays Marion, an expatriate Parisienne who spends two days in her home town with her Jewish-American boyfriend Jack (Goldberg) on the way home from a holiday in Venice.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

2 Days in Paris is pure Julie Delpy, figuratively and otherwise. Since first becoming known to American audiences in the early '90s, she's revealed herself to be an artist of sundry and unexpected talents, with a distinctive voice and point of view.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

Delpy in fact has made a smart film with an edge to it; her Jack and Marion reveal things about themselves they never thought they'd tell anybody, and we wonder why they ever went out on a second date. Much has been made of the similarities between Delpy here and Diane Keaton in "Annie Hall" but if Delpy's character found a spider as big as a Buick in the bathroom, she'd braise it and serve it up for lunch.

BBC

BBC

press

If the three-way writing credit she shared with director Richard Linklater and co-star Ethan Hawke for the wonderful Before Sunset left room for doubt about Julie Delpy's ability as a screenwriter, 2 Days In Paris is proof that she's a serious talent in her own right. Delpy also stars, directs and provides the music for this playful comedy, which shows off her wicked sense of humour and a real understanding of relationships.

4.0

Surprisingly good considering the overall message...

This movie really hits some real moments throughout which I think shows how good a job Julie Delpy has done with this film. And whilst somewhat depressing in a few of these real moments, I think that's what made it so great. Highly recommended.

4.0

A few laughs

But not my pick of the month. If you want a few laughs, only mild ones at that, this film will provide them. Delphy's first attempt at directing, perhaps shouldnt have been for a film she writes and acts in. Agree with "Flicks" reviewer, Selina's, underwhelming, but would apply it to the whole movie.

2.0

Boooooring

Totally boring film that I thought would be great. So much screaming and talking in French made it difficult to really concentrate. Went to sleep - waste of a Saturday afternoon!

1.0

Hated it

From the first minute, so much arguing and shouting and smut. I obviously didnt get it and the ending didnt help. Not for the sophisticated, save your time and money.

1.0

This witty comedy will cheer you up

Well done Julie Delpy. This movie made laugh out loud. The dialogs are quick witted and often hilarious. Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg are perfectly matched in this movie and their characters reflect the views and mood that many people can relate to. Also keep an eye out for a brief and hilarious appearance by German 'Goodbye Lenin' star Daniel Bruehl as...

5.0

A jewel amongst the current crop.

Let's not beat around the bush people, not a lot of good films out there at the moment. Ever since No Country and There Will Be Blood and a few others... there's been nothing. 2 Days in Paris is one of the best I've seen in the last 3 - 4 weeks though. And I recommend it... it's a very refreshing watch, quite unique but still very palatable and funny.

4.0

Tres Bon

It's so Paree - the people, the places, the art. Julie Delpy is a born natural and carries this movie along so well. Her parents are gorgeous. This movie captures the spirit and heart of Paris. Just sit back and let yourself get taken on a tour of the city of love - the taxi drivers are fantastic.

5.0