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

2 Days in Paris | Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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Salon

Salon

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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BBC

BBC

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.

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