Tuesday, January 15, 2008

2 Days in Paris (Julie Delpy, 2007)

***½
France/Germany



Julie Delpy seems to be apologising for French mentality and customs in this meet-my-non-English-speaking-parents comedy, which gets grating - particularly in the opening sections, riddled as they are with clammy voiceover, unwieldy banter and forced jokes. But she builds up an easy, absorbing rhythm with her actors, so that by the end even the homilies and stereotypes are easy to swallow.

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2 Comments:

At 6:36 AM , Blogger RC said...

i haven't seen this yet, although i think julie deply is great, i'd love to see her to get some chances to do some truly memorable work.

 
At 11:50 PM , Blogger Y Kant Goran Rite said...

She's lovely, yeah, and it would be great to see her tackle something more memorable, partly to see how she'd fare. Between this and her roles for Richard Linklater, I'm starting to worry her range might be limited.

 

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