2 Days in Paris Reviews

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August 24, 2007
2 Days in Paris may seem familiar, with its manic, walking-and-talking rhythms reminiscent of Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in the 1970s. But you never know where it's going, which is one of the film's greatest pleasures.
August 23, 2007
Delpy is such an infectiously appealing personality, she almost wills this movie to work. And for laughs, Goldberg has some pretty funny moments as an eternally frazzled, put-upon neurotic who hates Paris and the French.
August 23, 2007
Delpy's skill, which is considerable and wide-ranging, points to better, fuller films in her directorial future.
August 15, 2007
Ms. Delpy and Mr. Goldberg are clearly talented and versatile enough to make a more plausible and convincing couple, but the helter-skelter view of Paris in this film never gives them the chance.
August 14, 2007
I thought it really captured what happens to couples often when they're not in their home base.
August 10, 2007
Some of it is funny and insightful; some makes you cringe. But it's still entertaining.
August 10, 2007
Delpy's humor [runs] to the black and the tossed off -- rather like her rather casual shooting style. She's more interested in hasty impressions than in formal elegance.
August 10, 2007
Delpy's script is less a tale than it is a series of character-revealing snapshots, so the personalities are all we have to work with. And they are not personalities that wear well at feature length.
August 10, 2007
The movie is just a situation salad, at least until the end, when things start to pull together a bit.
August 10, 2007
Delpy wrote the dialogue that gives the film its forward thrust, and 2 Days is a wonderful first feature.
August 10, 2007
The film [has] a wonderfully natural, comfy feel. Delpy is worth watching both in front of and behind the camera.
August 10, 2007
For all the verbal jokery, it's more tragedy than farce.
August 10, 2007
Julie Delpy's and Adam Goldberg's performances are so assured and spontaneous that they don't even seem to be acting.
August 9, 2007
It's uncomfortable to take a negative stance against something that is so plainly a labor of love. But the sad truth is that the movie doesn't offer enough to make it interesting or even diverting.
August 9, 2007
Delpy's wry, acerbic sense of humor and privileged perspective make her the ultimate outsider-insider, perfectly positioned to ask the most astute questions.
August 9, 2007
That this one is even bearable is a surprise; that it's occasionally insightful and hilarious is a treat.
August 9, 2007
Much of the nattery byplay seems improvised, and the results are very hit and miss -- inspired contretemps alternate with gabfests that seem to go on forever.
August 9, 2007
As 2 Days in Paris zings along from one overamped frogs-vs.-Yanks cliché to the next, two things happen: Delpy's direction begins to give the characters more air and space, and you adjust to its hectic pace.
August 9, 2007
[Delpy] stages it with a funny and diverting improv-y flow.
August 7, 2007
With the dithery Marion playing off Jack's nattering nebbish of negativism, Delpy invokes the Woody Allen-Diane Keaton chemistry of the '70s as consciously as Allen referenced the European art movies of the '60s.
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