A2P Cinema 100 Films of the Aughts
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2 DAYS IN PARIS
2007 - Julie Delpy - France / Germany
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Working off the influence learned in Richard Linklater's Before Sunset, which she cowrote and starred in, Julia Delpy's first solo feature is a wonderfully self-confident work. She clearly has a skillful handle with this material and while inferior to Before Sunset (to me one of the greatest films of cinema), 2 Days in Paris has such an appealing quality, particularly the way it perfectly captures the sensibilities of the young couple (played by Delpy and Adam Goldberg). They are playing a New York couple returning from a vacation in Venice, first stopping by her parents in Paris (played by Delpy's real life parents). With a satirical yet laid-back approach, Delpy perfectly defines the various social workings at play. 2 Days in Paris has a lot of heart, and its thoughtful understanding and excellent lead performances and chemistry make it a charming film.
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