Jack is a neurotic New Yorker travelling around Europe with his bohemian French girlfriend, Marion. When they make an express stopover in her hometown, Paris, the romantic trip takes a crooked turn as Jack becomes savvy to her offbeat family and promiscuous past.
Julie Delpy directed, produced, starred, wrote, and composed the music for this delightful film on the endless challenges and incompatibilities of romance. Set on a decisive vacation, Delpy and Adam Goldberg’s unique chemistry alights the infectious scenario with irresistible charm and levity.
Though the wrap-up to the film and the couple’s widening rift is decidedly bobbled with an uneasy preponderance of voice-over, it’s nice to see that even the healthiest, snappiest cynic can’t help concluding that Paris is indeed for lovers.
Funny, poignant, sad, ironic and incredibly endearing this is a romantic comedy with heart, soul and the ability to laugh at itself and us human beings and our relationships while proving the importance of having them. That final monologue never fails to bring me to tears.
Obnoxiously close to my last relationship. Hit home in a big way. I actually somehow saw the film without the subtitles but was able to glean all that was happening despite this and I'm glad that this was the way I saw it. It made me identify even more closely with Adam Goldberg's character in his confusion with her culture and her falsehoods. Beautifully written and sensitively directed by Delpy.
Badly written, especially the incessant voiceover, obvious, too many tiresome stereotypes (neurotic, hypochondriac Jewish guy, American who balks at food, sex obsessed philosophizing Frenchmen, sexually jealous men) and the plotting is simply awful. The plus side: It has handful of small moments that nicely capture relationships.
Mostly good movie but it loses itself towards the end. The whole annoying/unlikable characters being mean to each other kind of films are tricky to pull off and this one works 85% of the time. Good scenes and acting was fine but very rough finish.