Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2 Days in Paris (2007)


After Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004), Alan Smithee got the impression that Julie Delpy was interesting. With 2 Days in Paris, which she also wrote and directed, she demonstrates otherwise.

The film opens with an annoying couple (Marion and Jack) trying to hail a taxi. Almost immediately, one doesn't care. Then, just as one is preparing to press eject, the pair arrives at Marion's parents', and the film suddenly entertains. A sister arrives shortly after, and the ensuing scenes at Marion's house are the best in the film.

Unfortunately, Delpy miscalculates. The film follows the couple around Paris, to the dismay of all. We are supposed to be learning something about love, but in case we aren't, Delpy provides a voice-over, where we are told, among other things, that breaking up "hurts so much." You get the idea.

The entertaining parents are played by Delpy's actual parents, both actors, and one presumes they were not consulted during the editing process.

6 comments:

Chedwick University said...

Julie Delpy was very entertaining in "White".

2 days in paris does not sound interesting--plus that guy in the photo does not look like a good love interest. (Ethan Hawke barely barely made it as a believeable beau.)


We are intrigued re: Julie Delpy's parents. (!)
We hope to see this one on cable if we ever get cable on campus.

dennis said...

Dennis likes Julie Delpy--it appears that she is channeling Toni Collette in this photo. Dennis likes Toni Collette too.

dennis said...

Dennis thinks the guy is ultimately "friends" material only. Dennis notes that Julie is not picky when it comes to dating.

VE said...

I am thankful that you suffer so that I don't have to...

Julia said...

As a former teenage girl who loved Ethan Hawke in Before Sunrise and possibly used him as a guide for what to look for in a boyfriend, I am offended by chedwick's comment. Ethan Hawke is everything a girl could want.

I should watch the movie again and see if I still like him.

dennis said...

Dennis wants a New Movie Review!