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2 Days in New York (2012)

There are various actors who make the step to directing. Ben Affleck and Clint Eastwood are good examples of it. Julie Delpy is an actress who also has appeared both in front of and behind the camera, with 9 directorial movies to her name. 2 Days in New York is a sequel to 2 Days in Paris. I hadn’t seen that one before I saw this, so I didn’t have any expectations or attachment yet to the characters. Starring Chris Rock and Julie Delpy, is this comedy worth checking out?

The movie revolves around Mingus (Chris Rock) and Marion (Julie Delpy), who live in an apartment in New York. They both have kids from a previous relationship and try to make sure they live as a family (with the occasional issues). Their family life is shaken up when Marion’s family from France comes by for a visit. This movie shows the clash of cultures with results in some hilarious situations.

2 Days in New York is a movie I quite enjoyed. The situations that these characters are placed in are often quite bizarre (for example when Marion sells her soul and tries to get it back). The family members seem to be completely crazy, but if you are in the right mindset you will be able to laugh a lot. I liked Chris Rock’s performance, which is quite dialled back when compared to other movies. There is one part in the movie where he is talking to an Obama cutout which is the standout moment for me. If you enjoy quirky comedies then 2 Days in New York is worth checking out.

Score: 8

Category: Comedy, Movies
  • Inspired Ground (@InspiredGround) says:

    I love this one, but some jokes felt too much though. Many of them felt funny and irritating at the same time, but so real. Nice that you enjoyed it too

    September 5, 2012 at 11:42 am
    • Nostra says:

      I understand what you mean, it’s something that worked for me…

      September 6, 2012 at 9:08 am
  • sati says:

    I liked the movie and it was charming little comedy, glad to see Marion’s sister and father back. All in all I prefer 2 days in Paris, it’s even in my top 100.

    September 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    • Josh says:

      Really? 2 Days in Paris is in your top 100? I’m dying to see your list. You should do one sometime, even if you just post it on letterboxd.

      September 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    • Nostra says:

      I really want to check it out now, especially hearing that it’s better than this one

      September 6, 2012 at 9:09 am
  • keith7198 says:

    Good review! I was really curious about this one but stayed away mainly due to me deep dislike for Chris Rock. May have to check it out.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Thanks Keith, you should give it a chance…

      September 6, 2012 at 9:09 am
  • fernandorafael says:

    Nice review. Funny that you mention Rock is dialled back. I was just thinking there was no way this would work if Rock didn’t tone it down a bit.

    September 10, 2012 at 3:06 am

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