2 Alone in Paris (2008) Poster

User Reviews

Review this title
4 Reviews
Sort by:
Filter by Rating:
Hilarious and sweet!
chatbada14 July 2008
I really love this movie : first because it made me laugh a lot, and also because it's funny in a gentle way, as the two main characters are sweet and full of positive energy, and never vulgar,which is rare in humoristic films... I find it is their best movie, and the most inventive one, as most of the situations are their (to Eric and Ramzy) own creation, their "universe". The sequences of action are really well made up, and it's a pleasure to notice afterwards that they must have worked a great deal to arrive at a result of this film quality. There is also a lot of very famous french actors which everyone will be glad to see in this film. So, I will advice everyone to see this film, the best of Eric and Ramzy!
19 out of 26 found this helpful. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote.
A film from my childhood
helencmm26 May 2020
I remember that I once watched this film when I was less than 10 years old and I really enjoyed it. Some years later I was trying really hard to find the film and now, since I've found it, I got really excited because was eventually the time that I've would watch this film. I, personally, like watching films from my childhood, because they bring me back all the good memories.

Now, I've watched again the film, so I can write a full review and of course my thoughts over this film.

First of all I have to say that since I'm older, I can see things differently.

Film's humour was quiet childish I might say. I didn't really found myself laughing in the supposedly funny scenes. I was feeling a little bit cringy at some point. The acting wasn't the best unfortunately, but the overall concept was nice. Is about a goofy police officer that keeps trying to catch a robber for about 10 years, and something is happening and they are the only two people in Paris. Alone.

I've found the cop more goofier than my expectations and I can compare it with the other goofy policeman in the also French film "Taxi". I'm talking about Emilien. When I compare these two goofy characters I can see the difference very well. The one is hilarious in a clever way (Emilien) and the one that we have here (Gervais) is so goofy that tries hard to be funny. I'm sorry. I couldn't find him funny at most. That makes me sad because I remember that I used to love this film.

Then, we have the robber (Curtis), he was quiet good at most, although some scenes were over the top.

Some other actors, in my opinion always, didn't act as I was expecting. Frankly.

The concept, as I said, was nice and catchy and is about the friendship that can develop these two different characters and enemies. Frenemies I might say. That was pretty good. Although I found the beginning a little bit slow. Funny, because film's duration by itself is small. Is about 90 minutes.

The fact that I didn't enjoyed the film that much makes me really sad, since I tried for many years to find this, and when I did, I couldn't watch it because I didn't spoke French. Now, after many years I watched it, all of excitement and with the best expectations, but it didn't went well, as I thought would be. Frankly, again.

That doesn't mean that I wouldn't recommend it to other people. Maybe it's me the problem. Maybe my taste has changed. Maybe not. I'm not sure.

One day I'm going to watch again this film for sure, because, you know, childhood, nostalgia, and all these beautiful things.
2 out of 2 found this helpful. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote.
Funny comedy from France
Wizard-86 September 2017
The French comic stars Eric Judor and Ramzy Bedia are pretty much complete unknowns on this side of the Atlantic, but I know them from seeing their earlier movie "La Tour Montparnasse Infernale" (a.k.a. "Don't Die Too Hard!") many years ago. I thought that earlier movie was kind of cheap, sometimes in questionable taste at times, and not terribly funny... though I did feel that Eric and Ramzy were charming and talented enough to deserve a better project. So when I stumbled across the Eric and Ramzy movie "Seuls Two" on Netflix (with its English title being "2 Alone In Paris"), I decided to give it a chance.

Well, I can say that this movie is a major improvement in every department you can think of. It had good production values, it only drifts into questionable taste briefly, but most importantly, it is pretty funny. It's pretty goofy slapstick kind of humor, but it is accessible for the most part whether or not you are from France. There are a few gags that don't translate well, and the plot does have some confusing touches here and there, almost as if the filmmakers didn't have enough money to shoot some key linking footage. But the upbeat and agreeable attitude combined with the gags that work make the movie work despite its weaknesses. It's a good film to show someone who thinks that all foreign films are artistic bores.
2 out of 3 found this helpful. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote.
Not in the projection room (Screen)
leplatypus9 September 2008
Warning: Spoilers
This comedy was our final choice at the free-movies day. Being the only french movie, i feel surprised to say that it was maybe the best!

For one time, french show creativity and capture a good idea: what about becoming the only person in a major city? As everyone, sometimes you can feel desperately alone in a megalopolis! With this movie, you can live this experience for real in Paris. It was all the more appealing that this is my hometown for five years now!

In addition, the movie isn't only this strike of genius and owes a lot to Eric & Ramzy. They are cool and funny guys, maybe sometimes a bit too crazy and this movie is theirs.

For the little story, one year ago, i had to go to a shop in my block but it was closed for people and cars due to the filming of the beginning of the movie. I remember talking with the crew to cross it because my delivery was urgent. So the nice hotel with a red opening isn't located near Opera but near the Eiffel Tower in the left bank!
3 out of 9 found this helpful. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote.

See also

Awards | FAQ | User Ratings | External Reviews | Metacritic Reviews

Recently Viewed