In July 1979, during the Summer holidays, in a house somewhere in Brittany, a whole family (parents, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives) are gathered to celebrate Granny Amandine's ... See full summary »
2 Jours - 2 Days follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple - a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack - as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out, - they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English-speaking parents, flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing? Written by
While working on the movie, Julie Delpy claims she didn't watch any romantic comedies for inspiration. She did, however, watch Jaws (1975) several times. The arguments between Jake and Marion, she said, resembled a shark lurking in the water. See more »
When Marion tells Jack she doesn't use that thermometer in the mouth, Jack spits it out and it falls near the side wall, but Marion picks it up from the bed. See more »
[Talking about Marion, Jack's girlfriend]
She told you we used to be together?
But it was, like, 1 5 years ago, so it's no big deal at all, really. She was 19. I gave her her first orgasm through intercourse... Oh, no, this is rude. I know when I'm rude, this is rude. I'm sorry about that.
Oh, no, no, no. Hey, look, you paved the way for the rest of us, right?
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I watched 2 Days in Paris staring Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg last night. I've never much cared for Adam Goldberg, and I spent my own 2 days in Paris in 2000 and it was the hardest 2 days on a relationship I've ever had. Maybe that's why this has become one of my favorite films of all time. Watching Adam Goldberg deal with some of the same foreign travel problems and relationship issues that torture him throughout this movie.
The movie is half in French. It is definitely to your advantage if you don't speak French, because a key plot element is how Jack (Adam Goldberg) becomes so regularly frustrated by not understanding the language.
In the end, I think I loved this movie because it is one of the best love stories I've ever seen. It's not a Hollywood fairytale romance, it's real, it's gritty, quirky, funny, and ugly, just like love can be in real life.
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