Friday, September 07, 2007

Two Days in Paris

I really enjoyed this, the directorial debut from French actress Julie Delpy. Is She not only starred in and directed this film, she edited it, co-produced it, wrote the soundtrack and sang on some of the tracks! It's a funny, insightful look at a relationship between an American guy (Adam Goldberg - Delpy's real life ex) and a French woman as they visit her parents (Delpy's real life parents) in Paris, offering loads of opportunities to highlight the cultural differences and to touch on the differing views on the world, as well as offering many a reminder to tourists about why they should learn the language before they travel abroad, especially if they're visiting their partner's friends and family! There's not much in the way of plot, but the characters are engaging and the dialogue comes across as real conversation. Oh and there's a totally adorable cat (possibly Delpy's cat in real life!) that steals several of the scenes.

5 comments:

odessa said...

thanks for reviewing this movie. i wasn't sure if i was going to watch it. based on the previews that i saw, the guy (Adam Goldberg) looked too messy and hairy for me. i couldn't see julie delpy's character falling in love with him. i guess i'm so used to her and ethan hawke walking around european cities together - before sunrise and before sunset are two of my fave movies.

anyways, i will check out this movie on the weekend. hopefully its still playing here.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I know what you mean about Adam Goldberg! But they were together in real life, you just never can tell. Do see the film if you can, its very good!

nĂ  said...

ooh! is it at cinemas? let's hope it makes it here! must check it out, thanks for the tip. i don't know adam goldberg yet, but i know what odessa means, julie delpy = ethan hawke in my head too, even though that's just onscreen ...and i still have to see before sunset!

odessa said...

i saw '2 days in paris' this weekend and loved it! julie delpy is really talented and i liked the dialogue a lot. i even forgot about how hairy adam goldberg was in the movie! =)

Crafty Green Poet said...

HI Odessa - so glad you enjoyed the film so much!