Following 2 Days in Paris, Marion has broken up with Jack and now lives in New York with their child. But when her family decides to come visit her, she’s unaware that the different cultural background held by her new American boyfriend Mingus will clash with her eccentric father and sister.
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Delpy's second metropolitan relationship comedy is riddled with a barrage of lazy culture clash jokes, drawing exactly the wrong lessons from the merely passable first film by playing up the cliched family dynamics. You know where this is going when some of the first words you hear are "ooh la la".
It lacks that wonderful balance between absurdly poignant humor and raw drama that 2 Days in Paris had, relying more on the former than on the very interesting relationship at the core but Delpy and Rock are wonderful in this consistently funny and inventive romantic comedy.
I was looking forward to this until I read two things: Chris Rock is her new boyfriend and that Jack and her have broken up after having a child. I liked the somewhat ambiguous ending of '2 Days in Paris' even though I always thought there relationship was over. I would have prefered if she'd just left it but no doubt this will be funny and interesting. Her parents are a scream.
Not as funny or as smart as 2 Days in Paris. It's lighter, with more slap stick, and often amusing. Julie Delpy and Chris Rock are both really good in this. Unfortunately, Marion's family has worn out their welcome.
I enjoyed approximately ten minutes of Vincent Gallo from the whole film. But unfortunately I think Delpy is in her decline in cinema. I mean at least, i'd have expected more complicated dialogues which have philosophical and sociological basis at all.