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Friday, March 14, 2008

"2 Days in Paris" delights


Although I'm inevitably behind the trends on movies (Netflix over theaters for me), it's still hard not to let you know when I find something good. In this case, go rent 2 Days in Paris.

2 Days in Paris
stars Julie Delpy (who is also the director) and Adam Goldberg. IMDB's plot outline says:

"2 Days follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple; a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack-as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out,--they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English speaking parents', flirtatious ex-boyfriends', and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing?"
This movie has quirk to it, and I mean the kind of quirk that isn't overplayed. It's intelligent; hysterical at times, touching at others. The film offers a great balance of ups and downs that end up mimicking what the story is all about: relationships. 2 Days in Paris has accessibility, even with the "romantic comedy" label some might give it. Anyone who's been in a relationship, or has friends in one (read: everyone) can find a way to relate to it. The ending monologue given by Delpy's character is incredibly poignant and sobering, putting a fitting and essentially perfect end to a funny and charming flick.

This is the funniest movie I've seen in a long while, check it out.

1 comment:

tipptalk said...

I am a Netflix junkie too, I was on the fence about this one. You have convinced me.

 
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