2 Days in New York
Director: Julie Delpy
Screenwriters: Julie Delpy
Marion and Mingus live cozilyâ€”perhaps too cozilyâ€”with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marionâ€™s jolly father (played by director Delpyâ€™s real-life dad), her oversexed sister, and her sisterâ€™s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for a visit, it initiates two unforgettable days that will test Marion and Mingusâ€™s relationship. With their unwitting racism and sexual frankness, the French triumvirate hilariously has no boundaries or filters . . . and no person is left unscathed in its wake.
Directed and cowritten by Delpy, 2 Days in New York is a deliciously witty romp. One of the pleasures of this follow-up film to 2 Days in Paris is the addition of Chris Rock, whoâ€”amid the Gallic mayhemâ€”convincingly plays the straight man as Marionâ€™s hipster American boyfriend. With great skill and energy, Delpy heightens cultural differences to comedic extremes but also manages to show that sometimes change is the best solution to a relationship thatâ€™s been pushed to its limit.
- International Narrative Feature Films
- 2012, Sundance Film Festival
- France, 91 min.