2 Days In Paris
After a diverse and always interesting career as an actress, French sweetheart Julie Delpy (Three...
After a diverse and always interesting career as an actress, French sweetheart Julie Delpy (Three Colours: White, Killing Zoe, Before Sunrise) follows up her (very) little seen 2002 directorial debut Looking For Jimmy with the bawdily funny and rip-roaringly entertaining comedy drama 2 Days In Paris, on which she can happily stake her claim as a true writer/director to watch. The dialogue has a quirky kick all of its own, and Delpy shows a canny knack for creating characters that look and feel charmingly real.
The plot is simple: with their relationship on the wane, New York-based French photographer Marion (Delpy is wonderfully dry) and American interior designer Jack (the hyperactive Adam Goldberg is a delightful bundle of manic, nervous energy) go on an overseas trip and end up in Paris. Once there, Jack has to deal with Marion's intrusive, disapproving parents (played by Delpy's real life folks and renowned theatre actors Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet); his problems with the language; and Marion's endless parade of ex-boyfriends.
Filled with surprisingly raunchy (but never distasteful) dialogue and set ups, and totally off-the-wall characters (Marion's dad key-scratches any cars parked on the footpath), 2 Days In Paris is a real joy. And while the limited bonus features (deleted scenes with commentary) are good, they just leave you wanting so much more.