Two Days in Paris details
|Starring:||Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Bruhl, Marie Pillet, Albert Delpy, Aleksia Landeau, Adan Jodorowsky, Alexandre Nahon|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females|
Two Days in Paris
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Dec 2007|
|Main languages:||English, Fench|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
An "anti-romatic" comedy set in Paris, when a man comes to meet his girlfriends family, he has to put up with her long string of exes as well...
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2 Days In ParisBy SAI81 (360 reviews) from Tonbridge , 11 Sep 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]At first glance multi-hyphenate Julie Delpys debut as writer/director looks like nothing so much as Before Sunset part 2. Both star Delpy alongside an American man (Here Adam Goldberg) and both are Paris set rom-com with a defined and very limited timeline. The first glance is deceptive. They are completely different films, most notable among the differences being that only one of them is a masterpiece and its not this one.
Delpy contributed to the wonderful screenplay for Before Sunset and here she continues to show that shes a good writer. The screenplay is fast, funny and full of good lines. Casting the film with family and friends also pays off; the dynamic between Delpy and her parents works beautifully on screen and you have to wonder just how close the characters as written are to real life.
As Jack and Marion Delpy and Goldberg are, individually, excellent. Goldberg gets the lions share of the best lines and he hits with just about every joke, even some improvised throwaways (Im a huge Val Kilmer fan). Delpy gets more of the dramatic side of the film to play and she does it well; shes an admirably natural actress and the dialogue seems not as if it is scripted but as if it has just occurred to her in the moment. The problem with the film arises in seeing Jack and Marion as a couple. These people dont even seem to like each other, let alone to be in love. Thats easy to understand because neither of them is at all likeable. Marion is simply irritating, making an argument whenever and wherever she can and Jack is a shockingly whiny hypochondriac who complains about everything. I dislike these people and thus, frankly, I couldnt have cared less about their relationship.
The pedestrian direction is something shell have to address before her next film; Elizabeth Bathory biopic Countess, but ultimately doesnt take much away from this film as it doesnt demand much visual flair.
I understand why Julie Delpy made this film; it feels absolutely like shes done something familiar both as a way to get money to make a film and as a gentle introduction to working behind as well as in front of the camera but while Two Days in Paris is funny enough that I was generally entertained it is ultimately unengaging because the relationship just doesnt work
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Self-indulgent rubbishBy a customer from Wetherby, England , 24 Jan 2011She may have taken over the acting, writing, directing, producing roles but that's no excuse for this 2 hour self-indulgent trawl through Julie Delpy's views on life, sex the Universe and everything. Boring with a couple of mildly amusing sections. Don't waste your time.
PoorBy a customer from Brighton , 26 Oct 2010Not the worst film I have ever seen. I did watch it to the end, however, I can't recommend it. Don't waste your time, there are many better films to watch first.
somewhat disappointedBy a customer from Preston, Lancs , 18 Oct 2010I thought this film was rather disappointing. The two reasons I rented is was due to Daniel Bruehls appearance, which turned out to be a very short one and due to the fact that it plays in Paris.
I think this movie gave a very sterotypical view of the french people and culture (also the amercian one as a matter of fact) and was a waste of my short lived life!
DISAPPOINTING FILM NOT WHAT I EXPECTEDBy a customer from KIDDERMINSTER , 03 Sep 2010I genuinely believe in giving everything a chance and not being over critical but this film to me was very slow and mediocre,the jokes and part of the script was okay but the film just lacks that little bit of buzz that makes it watchable. It will possibly appeal to some people, I probably was not in the best frame of mind when watching but usually my instincts are correct. Sorry 2 stars
Hard to like these charactersBy Taragh from London , 06 Apr 2010The main couple in this film are unlike-able characters, behaving badly, which made this film more challenging to enjoy. It did have some very funny moments. I loved the last few minutes of the movie, the best part.