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2 Days in New York

Rated R 96 minutes 2012

In Julie Delpy's screwball comedy 2 Days in Paris (2007), a Frenchwoman living in New York (Delpy) brings her neurotic boyfriend (Adam Goldberg) home to meet her fractious family; in this sequel the family returns the favor, dropping in on her in Brooklyn, though by this time she's with a new guy (Chris Rock) who has to tolerate their uninhibited behavior. Replacing Goldberg with Rock was a smart move: with all the best lines and reaction shots, the boyfriend is the comic engine, and the second movie benefits from the oil change. Some of Delpy's ideas crash and burn—the fruity puppet shows summarizing the action, the dumb in-joke cameos from Daniel Bruhl and Vincent Gallo—but the cloistered scenes of Rock clashing with the family have a go-for-broke energy that elevates this above the original. With Albert Delpy (the filmmaker's father), Alexia Landeau, and Alexandre Nahon.

Film Credits

Director: Julie Delpy

Producer: Christophe Mazodier, Scott Franklin, Julie Delpy, Ulf Israel, Hubert Toint, Jean-Jacques Neira, Helge Sasse and Matthias Triebel

Cast: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alexandre Nahon, Dylan Baker, Kate Burton, Brady Smith, Malinda Williams, Emily Wagner, Alex Manette and Vincent Gallo

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