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2 Days in New York (2012)

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Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion's relatives.

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Julie Delpy

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Julie Delpy (scenario), Alexia Landeau (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Mingus
Julie Delpy ... Marion
Albert Delpy ... Jeannot
Alexia Landeau ... Rose
Alexandre Nahon ... Manu (as Alex Nahon)
Kate Burton ... Bella
Dylan Baker ... Ron
Daniel Brühl ... The Oak Fairy
Talen Ruth Riley ... Willow (as Talen Riley)
Owen Shipman Owen Shipman ... Lulu
Malinda Williams ... Elizabeth
Carmen Lopez Carmen Lopez ... Julia
Emily Wagner ... Susan
Arthur French Arthur French ... Lee Robinson
Petronia Paley ... Carol Robinson
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Germany | Belgium

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

28 March 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

2 Dias em Nova Iorque See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,942, 12 August 2012

Gross USA:

$632,824
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julie Delpy wrote the role of Mingus specifically for Chris Rock. See more »

Quotes

Marion: If you live your life with one person only, one day they'll be gone or you'll be gone. And one of you will be left in the cold world. The family we are born in eventually vanishes. By then you have created your own family if you're lucky. First you have to choose the person you'll build this family with, and stick to it as much as possible. How many tries do you get before you strike out? When my mother died, just a few hours before the end, she looked in my eyes and had the expression of a ...
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Julie Delpy wishes to thank all scientists from biologists to anthropologists to everyone working on space travel and future space colonization. See more »

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References Black Orpheus (1959) See more »

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Petite Mélodie NY Guitar
Written by Julie Delpy
Arranged by Jean-michel Zanetti (as Jean Michel Zanetti)
Performed by Jean-michel Zanetti (as Jean Michel Zanetti)
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2 Days In New York
30 May 2012 | by malaysian1789See all my reviews

A good idea before watching a film sequel would be to check out the original, imagine watching Return of The Jedi without knowing that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father (apologies if I've spoiled that for anybody). Well, I agreed to watch 2 Days in New York today without any idea that it was the follow-up to 2 Days In Paris, a French film about relationships, I found out. Horrified that I had been tricked into watching (what i assumed was) a Romance film, I was expecting the worst, but this was actually quite funny, not as funny as The Dictator, but certainly not a romance, more of a drama about mad families.

Chris Rock plays Mingus and Julie Delpy plays Marion, a couple in their late 30s who both have kids from previous relationships. They're a classic middle-class couple, living in a nice New York apartment and both with good jobs. However, Marion's family from France quickly arrives to visit her, and all sorts of madness ensues, from the younger sister who is constantly craving sex (with anyone), to the sister's boyfriend, who brings drug dealers back to the apartment. The film is like a sophisticated version of Meet The Parents, and without a doubt the only time I've seen Chris Rock in a serious role, playing a responsible guardian in the film rather than the comedian we all know and love, but it works. The film doesn't directly follow on from the original, (or so my friends told me, they could have just been lying), so you can watch it as a stand-alone film, I certainly enjoyed it. Surprisingly good.

7/10


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