I agree with one of the reviewers who felt that this movie was stuck between a satire of stereotypes people from France and from the US have regarding one another and a more personal character-based drama. I'm not sure if either approach would have worked, but this didn't. For me, part of it was Adam Goldberg. I just find him to be grating. I know the role called for him to be grating, but he was really grating.
I wish I had liked this film. It has an interesting premise, but all the characters annoy me too much! I almost couldn't find pleasure with the film itself. Also they could either have been more sarcastic or more realistic with the cultural depiction. I find it most of time stereotypical and it was not clear to me if it wanted to be deeply sarcastic or real. The in between option is valid, but didn't work for me.
Hilarious romantic/comedy of a couple from very different cultures. Jack is insecure and a bit paranoid.Marion is a free spirit. Their two days in Paris is ends up a complete disaster. Marion runs into an ex-boyfriend wherever she goes. Because of the language barrier, Jack becomes insanely jealous. The moral of the story is that people have difficulties loving someone for who they are.
I quite enjoyed this cinematic love story in Paris. It is an excellent, cute, hilarious, and romantic comedy. As the story is unravelling you get enticed to keep watching as you wonder if this couple’s years long relationship will survive the chaos of a few days in Paris. I enjoyed the character roles and I think the cast did an great job in such roles. In its plot this movie is satirical and casual in its approach.
I'm sure this movie is someone else's cup of tea. However, despite the cinematography, I rapidly found both of the characters and the plot line to be more irritating than engaging and spent most of the movie annoyed with them. The two redeeming features of this movie that I can mention is the realism of the differences between European and American culture and the fact that the ending managed to pull me back in.
This is a super querky, cute, and hilarious romantic comedy. It's great to watch because of thr culture shocks within the video in addition to all the incounters the couple gows through with the girlfriend's past lovers. Following through the story you will start to wonder wheter or not this two year relationship will survive these short three days.
Lovely ending monologue, but the actual lovers are hard to take. With his whining man-child act and lines straight from Woody Allen's mouth, it's hard to see how Jack is able to function without someone to mother him 24/7. His tedious patriarchal concern with controlling her sexuality is pathetic. Why would Marion ever tolerate his insecure egomania in the first place?
I saw this when I recommended it to a group based on her wonderful Linklater/Hawke collaborations. Everyone in the group walked out. My reputation was soiled. This is a highly disappointing attempt by Delpy, an otherwise intelligent, beautiful, and talented actress, to reproduce a personal "faux verite" style film like the Richard Linklater trilogy. Adam Goldberg is a dud, It fails miserably.