Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
2 DAYS IN PARIS
Samuel Goldwyn Films,
Dir: Julie Delpy
A Parisian getaway becomes anything but romantic for a high-strung New York couple in Julie Delpy's smart, sexy comedy about how opposites attract - and then slowly drive each other crazy. Marion (Delpy) is a French photographer and Jack (Adam Goldberg) is an American interior designer. After a less-than-idyllic vacation in Italy, they stop off in Paris for two days, where Jack is flummoxed by a new language and culture - and a bevy of Marion’s flirtatious ex-boyfriends. As the cultural divide between them grows, will these two days in Paris become their last as a couple, or the beginning of a richer life together? Written, directed and edited by Delpy, it is an insightful, bitingly funny dissection of contemporary relationships that rings true in any language.
Dir: Julie Delpy
In writer-director Julie Delpy’s sequel to 2 DAYS IN PARIS, her character, Marion, has broken up with old boyfriend Jack and moved to New York City with their son. She now lives happily with talk radio host Mingus (Chris Rock) and his daughter from a previous marriage - until Marion’s relatives pay a visit. Her dad (played by Delpy’s real-life father), hyper-analytical younger sister Rose and Rose’s boyfriend (who just happens to be one of Marion’s old flames) put Marion and Mingus’ relationship through a gauntlet, as each gains a new perspective of the other in this hilarious look at love and family. “We've rarely seen comedy this smart since Woody Allen and ‘Seinfeld’ left New York.” – The Guardian. An official selection of the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals.
Dir: Richard Linklater
Director Richard Linklater’s touching but unsentimental sequel to BEFORE SUNRISE finds parted lovers Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reuniting briefly as he returns to Paris as a successful writer promoting his latest bestseller. Its naturalistic, real-time progression proves more genuine and reality-based than the typical Hollywood treatments of romance, and consequently much more affecting. Seeing these two films together shows not only the nuances of ongoing, closely linked love and friendship but also the subtle, sometimes painful experience of growing up.