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2 Days in New York

10twodays_span-thumbstandard-v2 Marion and Mingus go from perfect domesticity to waking nightmare when her family comes from France to New York for the weekend. The visitors test the mixed couple's relationship with unsubtle racist remarks, odd sexual habits and bizarre behavior.
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NYT Review
Julie Delpy’s “2 Days in New York," about a chaotic period in a woman’s life, uses charm and insight to explore ideas about romance and cultural misunderstanding. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 64%
Critics' score: 64   Audience score: 47   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

The laughs come fast and breezy, just as Delpy intends. full review

Tom Long, Detroit News

While it's nowhere near a perfect film, 2 Days in New York is worth seeing, not only for the comedy but also for the realism of the smaller moments. full review

Amanda Mae Meyncke, Film.com

Much of the alleged humor is based on French-English language gags, or cultural differences or continental mores vs. the priggishness of Americans, but it's all more irritating than funny. full review

John Anderson, Newsday

"2 Days in Paris" is as self-assured as it is slight, a deliberate diversion whose winsome charms never run dry. full review

Sam Adams, Los Angeles Times

A manic and funny, if ultimately frustrating, sequel. full review

Jess Righthand, Washington Post

It's extremely funny, one of the funniest films of 2012, with a particularly winning style - far-fetched, extreme and nonstop. full review

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Chatty, neurotic, maddeningly messy, often very funny, "New York" spins in a lunatic orbit of its own. full review

Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Finds its comedy in the familiar annoyances of urban life (a contentious neighbor, random acts of vandalism), in the conflict between parents and siblings, but also in bigger, kookier, existential quandaries. full review

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

The comedy works some of the time; the pathos, more so. full review

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Julie Delpy has particularly impressed me over the years. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

It's time for Delpy to leave Marion in New York for good and head back to Paris. Besides, the sausage is better there. full review

Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

Delpy's good at keeping Marion's complaints sharp and funny, rather than wan and whiny. Even so, the movie's a bumpy ride as her good farcical instincts vie with the yen for cheap laughs. full review

Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post

About six hours of those "2 Days in New York" don't work at all. And, coming as they do at the end, they tend to deflate the charm of the trip. full review

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

2 Days in New York plays like 2 years in Attica. full review

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

The film, which is about a chaotic 48 hours in Marion's life, succumbs to the chaos it depicts, and so undermines its best intentions. It is, all in all, a likable mess. full review

A.O. Scott, New York Times

The screenplay - which was written by Delpy, Landeau and Nahon - has a jittery kind of honesty about it, which Rock and Delpy sometimes push to its limits. full review

Julie Delpy is boundlessly appealing. And Chris Rock is acerbic fun. But the frenzied cross-cultural gags take the piss out of the real subject: how blood ties can turn love into a battlefield. full review

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Delpy and Rock click so well together that we'd much rather hang out at home with them, instead of racing around the city with sitcommish supporting characters. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

At least we'll always have 2 Days in Paris. full review

Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine

These two days skip by in a movie that plays like early Woody Allen, with Julie Delpy as the blonder, French-accented Keaton, this time the center of the action and very much in charge of the mess she makes around her. full review

Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 91 min
  • Available From: Dec 14, 2012
  • Queued by: 1577 people
Directed By
Julie Delpy
Cast
Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alexandre Nahon, Kate Burton, Dylan Baker, Daniel Brühl, Talen Ruth Riley, Owen Shipman
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