2 Days in New York Reviews
Marion currently lives with Mingus (Chris Rock), a hip radio talk show host who has a daughter himself. Their household is blissful, making for a harmonious full house of sorts. But when Marion's family comes to town to support her new art exhibit, things promptly turn from euphoric to helter-skelter. Marion's father (Albert Delpy, who is, which you may have already guessed, Julie Delpy's real-life dad) manages to consistently say the wrong thing at the wrong time, her sister (Alexia Landeau) is abrasive and immodest, and, to Marion's horror, brings along her boyfriend (Alexandre Nahon), who was Marion's lover way back when. It's difficult enough for her to relive the lunacy of her past, but Mingus, who is normally so calm and collected, is close to losing his mind.
Delpy, who also wrote and directed the film, has a remarkable talent for writing amusingly droll dialogue. The characters are almost always arguing, yet their confrontations swirl in a mist of witty banter; where most films would be grating, "2 Days in New York" is smart and cognizant. Delpy and Rock are a surprisingly solid screen couple, and the way their characters interact with Marion's kooky family is largely enjoyable.
The biggest (and only) problem with the film has to do with the fact that it's largely plotless - the performances and the conversations are impeccable, but everything feels slightly unfocused because the film doesn't necessarily go anywhere. Flaws aside, though, "2 Days in New York" is a winning romantic comedy that matches its predecessor's appeal.
(2012) 2 Days In New York
Co-written, co-produced, directed and acted by Julie Delpy, she plays Marion with two children from another relationship, who works as a self- portrait photographer artist, while her live-in boyfriend, Mingus(Chris Rock) works as a professional talk-radio DJ, and he has one daughter from a different relationship. It's called "2 Days In New York", because Marion invited some of her family relatives, of Jeannot (Albert Delpy, her sister, Rose(Alexia Landeau), who brought along her boyfriend, Manu(Alexandre Nahon), to check out the selling of her exhibition art gallery happening in 2 days from their arrival from France.
While, I liked the first hour, I thought the movie started to become pretentious and whacked, after the arrival of Marion's kooky family, with the most annoying one of all, is Marion's sister's boyfriend Manu. Some of the dialogue has been improvised with Chris Rock- talking to himself, to a large cut out, poster board of President Obama. And there's also a scene, about Marion selling her soul, from a form of a piece of paper, which that idea may have been inspired by "The Simpsons" episode called "Bart Sells His Soul". There were times when Marion's eccentric family's visit of 2 days seemed like 2 very long years.
2 out of 4 stars
The real funny people are the French people. The dad is quite funny, as is the sister's boyfriend. The plot is lackluster and nothing original, nothing movie. Mainly, it's just worth a few giggles. i think at the end they try to make the movie a little more poignant but well, don't do that.