2 Days in New York

Comedy

Transatlantic romantic comedy with Chris Rock and Julie Delpy Discuss this article

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In 2007 French actress and filmmaker Julie Delpy wrote and directed the spiky romcom 2 Days in Paris, starring as a photographer who takes her uptight New Yorker boyfriend back to Paris to meet the parents. Five years later, and Delpy has reversed the roles: la famille is in New York to meet the boyfriend (a new one played by Chris Rock). And it’s more of the same, with diminishing returns.

What’s missing are the sharp edges of 2 Days in Paris. Falling in love is the easy bit, was her message, try staying together. Serial monogamy as a fact of modern life felt like a daring direction for a romcom. Taking pot shots at the French does not.

By Cath Clarke
Time Out Doha,

2 Days in New York

  • Duration: 96
  • Released: Thu, 31 Jan
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Julie Delpy
  • Stars: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alexandre Nahon, Kate Burton, Dylan Baker, Daniel Brühl, Talen Ruth Riley

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