Customer Reviews: Two Days in Paris
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on August 27, 2016
The only thing that wasn't filthy in this movie was the cat.
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on August 27, 2016
“It’s so ugly when you speak French!” (Marion / Julie Delpy)

2 Days in Paris is a funny and surprising film written, directed, edited, and starred by the talented Julie Delpy. It has a taste of Woody Allen and a taste of European films.

The film was nominated for a César award for Best Original Screenplay (Meilleur scénario original). The script is brilliant indeed.

Julie’s real parents play Marion’s parents. The father is hillarious.

The best: the lack of communication between different cultures, Albert Delpy’s character and his passion for destroying cars that are bad parked (it would be so great to be able to do that!), the American Republican losers, Jack’s paranoia for Marion’s man-eater complex, the fairy, the music, and the scene where Marion shouts at the racist taxi driver and criticizes France.

The worst: that the film is so short. I wish it would have lasted an hour longer.
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on August 25, 2016
the monogamous monologue at the end of the film didn't cover for the rest of the dreary "vacation"
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on August 24, 2016
The subtlety in cultural differences is present.I understood both characters perspectives and enjoyed each.
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on August 23, 2016
Beginning was slow, but loved the ending. Worth the wait to the end.
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on August 17, 2016
absolutely incoherent
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on August 10, 2016
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on June 16, 2016
Gifted and rebellious avant-garde filmmaker auteur Julie Delpy takes the bull by the horns in 2 Days in Paris and seems to want to steer a change in cinema.

It seems as if her desire is to create another wave in French cinema following the first new wave movement by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, and finally be Alain Resnais. In the end, she succeeds. Her camera angles and camera eye are quite refreshing. I rented this movie in High Definition (HD) so my point of view might be askew yet HD's effect did add to the story telling of this movie. Along with the typical story of a couple, Marion, a photographer, Delpy, and Jack, an interior designer, played by Adam Goldberg, fighting after vacationing in Venice: a typical Hollywood formula script, Point A to Point B to Point C, yet the change from typical Hollywood cinema changes when they get to Paris. That's when the auteur takes over in telling her story.

Paris is where her parents live. This movie is steeped in French culture. At the dinner table, the father requests the rabbit's head. The camera zooms in on the braised rabbit head as the father anxiously waits to be served. Another French culture reference is when the couple are in a Parisian taxi. Marion takes the bull by the horns and starts to argue with the tough guy Parisian cab driver. Traffic is hell in Paris. Yet Marion's verbal combat with the cab driver also shows another side of her cinematic vision: women are strong enough to stand up for themselves. While the two are arguing, Jack sits quietly next to her and stays speechless. He knows his girlfriend's temperament, quite strong indeed. Strong enough to argue with a rough and ready Parisian taxi driver.

This movie is more about social commentary than a typical Hollywood type of movie. The lead character, Marion, is strong willed, yet her soft, gentle woman side is shown. Delpy, who directed 2 Days in Paris, as well as co-wrote and edited it, is a woman on a mission. I think that mission is to share her cultural upbringing with her boyfriend, Jack. They take a walk on a Parisian side street, where a former love of Marion says hello from his flower shop. On a personal level, she also is absorbed by the culture by wearing Parisian fashion dresses, dealing with Parisian artists, and showing Parisian monuments. Yet it's not all about Paris, it's mostly about France, and its culture. For those unaware, this movie is in French when she talks to her parents, but in English when she talks to Jack.

For those looking for a typical Hollywood movie, this one isn't it. This movie is more about the director, Delpy's personal vision about what a movie should be like, and her opinion about what is wrong with the way women are treated globally. The best approach to watch this movie is by considering it a new wave style film with a personal stamp by Delpy. She's one of the leading French movie directors, and, one of the leading woman film directors in the world. She has taken filmmaking to a new subjective plateau. 2 Days in Paris is stamped with her personality and character all over the movie. It's her vision about what movies should be like, the movie director as auteur.
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on June 12, 2016
Funny movie
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on April 23, 2016
What a talented artist Julie Delpy is. Laughed out loud several times.
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