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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is Not The Film You Are Looking For
I think a lot of those who saw this were hoping for a reprise of Delpy's two films with Ethan Hawke, Before Sunset and Before Sunrise. These are two excellent pieces high on romance and on tension (will she? won't she?) as well as some excellent walks through beautiful cities. Before Sunset (my personal choice) portrays Paris as a romantic place and both have a very loyal...
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Is Not The Film You Are Looking For, 30 Sep 2012
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Charles Vasey (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 2 Days In Paris [DVD] (2007) (DVD)
I think a lot of those who saw this were hoping for a reprise of Delpy's two films with Ethan Hawke, Before Sunset and Before Sunrise. These are two excellent pieces high on romance and on tension (will she? won't she?) as well as some excellent walks through beautiful cities. Before Sunset (my personal choice) portrays Paris as a romantic place and both have a very loyal following.

One can imagine the excitement of fans when they hear Julie is again doing a romantic film set in Paris. But do not be fooled; this is a Woody Allen excruciating comedy where the mores of New York meet head on with those of Paris. It is about the usual Allen people, well off folks on the edge of the arts with more issues than a tabloid. I found it extremely funny as the new boyfriend passes through the usual stages of meeting all the ex-boyfriends and sitting alone in a crowd speaking another language. Delpy as writer has the style of both New York and Paris perfectly; especially the paranoia of New Yorkers in another city. It is also ultimately very touching.

But it is not Before Sunset or Before Sunrise; so if that was what you wanted don't force yourself down that road because you will be disappointed with 2 Days In Paris, and it deserves better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Relationships, 10 Aug 2013
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This review is from: 2 Days In Paris [DVD] (2007) (DVD)
This is a film that creeps up on you, sad and violently funny all at the same time. A film about life and love and relationships and how we get to keep and/or lose the ones we lve.

Julie Delpy, wrote, starred and directed this film. She is a superb actress, and this is truly a labor of love. Adam Goldberg is her lover and they ave come to her home in Paris after a disastrous vacation in Venice. They live in the US, and this was to be the vacation to make them stronger. Unfortunately, Adam only took pictures in Venice and his neurotic personality laid him low with sinus, cold issues. They arrive in Paris, Jules's parents only speak French, so this becomes a culmination of funny misunderstandings. Papa is a flirt and so is Julie. Adam soon finds that every other person thy meet, Julie has slept with. He wonders just exactly wat she is. One misunderstanding leads to another, and they have a fight. Julie, is very passionate about politics and if you don't agree , she goes off on you. One mess, again leads to another , until they finally meet to talk.

The was a laugh out loud film in many places, and this saved the film from bogging down. Both Julie and Adam were terrific in their roles, as were the other actors. A film for everyone, a good one for a rainy day.

Recommended. prisrob 08-0-13
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A European style comedy in English - what could possibly be better!?, 12 Oct 2007
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I love European cinema generally, but often find that comedies (depending on the style of humour) don't work so well when you have to read subtitles (I remember being left particularly cold by French comedy "Les Visiteurs", which was a huge hit in it's native country). So discovering this little gem was an absolute joy. It was written and directed by Julie Delpy (the French Actress who is equally at home performing in English), and for this reason the film has a European sensibility, and yet is performed largely in English. Indeed, when subtitles are employed during the film, it only adds to the humour, as they are used to demonstrate the language barrier between Adam Goldberg's character and his girlfriend's parents.

At a time when "Knocked Up" and "Superbad" have been hailed as the funniest films of the year, it's a shame that this film was not recognised as such. Don't get me wrong, there's a time and a place for those other big, no brain comedies, but this film made me laugh out loud even more, and it's also smarter and wittier, with sharp dialogue throughout. And don't let that make you think that this is purely highbrow comedy either - any film that derives humour from a photo of a naked man with a balloon tied round his privates can hardly be accused of taking itself too seriously! The central premise of the film is also one that many people will be able to relate to, as with European City breaks more affordable these days, many of us have spent weekends abroad with partners, and can relate to all the potential joys and stresses that often result.

Along with writing and directing the film, Julie Delpy also stars, and wrote and performed some of the soundtrack. So I'd just like to salute you Miss Delpy for realising what was obviously a very personal project, and for making me laugh so much with one of the most memorable films of 2007. I for one won't be disappointed if you decide to write and direct again!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film!, 18 April 2012
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Amazing film! Definitely worth a watch would definitely recommend it is really funny and the price here is unbeatable almost
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 9 July 2014
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Moderate.
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4.0 out of 5 stars qwerky and funny film. It's not a typical smaltzy romcom and ..., 2 July 2014
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Refreshing to see a clever,qwerky and funny film.

It's not a typical smaltzy romcom and is more aligned with com than rom; not everything works but really glad Irented it (which is rareity).
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4.0 out of 5 stars 2 days in Paris, 19 Jun 2014
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Very much of the Before.....series genre so if you enjoyed Julie Delpy in those films you will probably enjoy this movie. I like the style of exploring the relationship of two people and found the film both entertaining and thoughtful. A comedy, although generally not laugh out loud, it is warm and humorous. More than a so called 'chick flick' I would recommend it to those who like a romantic comedy that feels like you have a private and privileged view of the two main characters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny film, 31 May 2014
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An American man and French girl in Paris meeting up with her family - what could go wrong? The clash of cultures is evident, with hilarious and embarrassing scenes.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Julie Delpy's funny film about taking her American boyfriend to meet her parents in Paris., 22 Mar 2013
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An excellent film that will have you rolling about in your seat especially when she meets up with old boyfriends who speak in French which her American boyfriend doesn't understand and also her (real) parents who are typically French and who cook a whole rabbit offering her boyfriend the head as a delicacy!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably Funny and ... Sad, 15 Mar 2012
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Stopping off at her parents' house for two days in Paris on their way back to New York from a vacation in Venice, an American couple, Marion and Jack, played by Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg, seek to re-ignite their relationship but it is constantly put to the test when Marion, who was raised in Paris, keeps bumping into old boyfriends, some of whom still have amorous inclinations toward her, if for no other reason than they are hopeless losers. The last one, who happens to be a paedophile, sparks off a heated confrontation in some cafe/restaurant, but it leads to one of the most poignant and brilliant dialogues in this immensely funny and in some ways great film, with Jack concluding that he is not in Paris but in hell. There is even a cameo role for Daniel Bruhl as Lukas, aka 'the fairy', towards the end, and one can't help feeling for Jack, who is intelligent, sensitive, persevering, and just a decent guy constantly under pressure from his girlfriend and, no less, her past associates and family, including her sister, who kind of comes to his rescue on one or two occasions. Julie Depy is the dominant presence in this movie from start to finish, and one can see why Jack (Adam Goldberg) becomes bemused and confused and increasingly suspicious of Marion's affairs or past lovers. At times the look in his eyes reminds one of Moritz Bleibtreu in one of his more scandalized if not outraged moments. The acting is great, the dialogue never lapses, and the comedy and 'fauz pas', with Adam a bemused looker-on who doesn't have a clue, not being a French speaker, what Marion and the people she is talking to are saying, not least when taking a taxi, is at times outrageously funny. I don't know a movie to compare with this, and I heartily recommend it, not least for the wonderful denouement, about which I shall not speak.
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