“Adam Goldberg delivers ‘an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic’ (MTV) as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion (Delpy). But when they make a two-day stop in Marion’s hometown, the couple’s romantic trip takes a turn as Jack is exposed to Marion’s sexually perverse and emotionally unstable family, her coarse temperament with cab drivers and her ex-lovers…her many ex-lovers. Culture-shocked and ego-bruised, Jack finds himself hoping that their relationship can survive as their love is revealed in surprising ways.”
“2 Days in Paris” is rated R for sexual content, some nudity and language.
First of all, the dialogue is incredibly witty. Though Jack and Marion are both annoying in their own special ways, they each fire off one funny one liner after another. You soon forget how overbearing they are and begin liking them, problems and all. The film also tackles the classic “culture clash” theme in a different way. Jack is introduced to local cuisine, classic French rudeness, Marion’s long list of ex-lovers, and Parisian taxi drivers. His reaction to each doesn’t disappoint. Finally, the movie has a great message about love and relationships. Here’s a memorable quote from the film:
“And even if this person bugs you sixty percent of the time, well you still can’t live without him. And even if he wakes you up every day by sneezing right in your face, well you love his sneezes more than anyone else’s kisses.”
If you’re a fan of romantic comedies (somewhat raunchy ones, though) or movies about culture clashes, “2 Days in Paris” is a film you’ll want to check out. Fans of Adam Goldberg will particularly love his wit and sarcasm and everyone else will grow to appreciate Julie Delpy’s talent as actress, writer, and director.
The bonus features are rather slim, but they answer most of your questions about the making of the film. While Adam Goldberg isn’t interviewed, Delpy is extensively. She talks about casting her parents in the film, writing, scoring, and directing the movie. There are also a few deleted scenes included too.