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 »
A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.
Marion (Delpy) has broken up with Jack (Two Days in Paris) and now lives in New York with their child. But when her family decides to come visit her, she's unaware that the different cultural background held by her new American boyfriend Mingus (Rock), her eccentric father, and her sister Rose who decided to bring her ex-boyfriend along for the trip, added to her upcoming photo exhibition, will make up for an explosive mix. Written by
charming, funny, then Vincent Gallo blows it out of the water
This is Julie Delpy's sequel to her '2 Days in Paris'. Marion (Delpy) is a new mom, but has broken up with Jack (2 Days in Paris). She leans heavily on co-worker Mingus (Chris Rock). Eventually they get together, but her dysfunctional family is coming....
The family is still the oversexed, inappropriate mess from the last film. Chris Rock is a little more put together than Jack, and basically plays the straight man in this. The same thing happens in both films. So it's inevitable that this feels less original. That is until we get to the soul.
The soul scene with Vincent Gallo is hilarious. I wish that Julie Delpy had pushed it more by showing the physicality. However, I think Chris Rock struck the wrong tone in the scene right after Vincent Gallo. It was time to push the comedy, but he kept it playing straight. Nevertheless, Julie Delpy was way out there and it was fun to see.
This film is charming and funny. Some are saying it's Woody Allen-like. I have no problem with that. I think it's a big compliment.
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