so woody allen should have directed this one.?
Here's an unexpected French fancy - Julie Delpy has returned to the comedic well from which sprung 2007's 2 Days In Paris. The basic idea of the transatlantic Franco-American culture clash remains the same though. Once again directing and starring, Delpy's Marion now has a new partner in Obama-loving Mingus (Chris Rock). When Marion's kooky and uninhibited family come to visit for 2 days, chaos breaks out as typically uptight New Yorker Mingus struggles to understand their liberated behaviour. Meanwhile, Marion is working on a photographic art project in which she pledges to sell her soul to the highest bidder (you'll never guess who, but it's an amusing, uncredited cameo from an actor of some notoriety). Casting Rock was a stroke of genius - the comedian essentially plays against-type as the straight man while everyone else lets rip with their French eccentricities. It's a frequently funny film but it veers a little too much into Woody Allen territory at times. If Delpy could pull back a little more and find her own more distinctive voice, then she has a bright future as a director. It's coming up on 9 years since Before Sunset, so here's hoping that the next time we see her is in one more film with Ethan Hawke. For now, 2 Days In New York will do just fine.
Not that good a film was a bit bored with it to be honest i'd only give it a 3/10
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