I don’t think I had ever seen Julie Delpy in another movie, nor did I think she was a movie director. Why did I think she was a singer? No idea. I must have mixed her up with someone else!
Anyway, Two Days in Paris started showing in Paris cinemas back in July and like many other movies was only shown in small movie theatres and not many of them. Someone told me about it and I finally went a couple of weeks ago. In a movie theatre where I had never been before, one afternoon, and I was the only viewer in the room. Sometimes I wonder how cinemas manage to make money or even survive in Paris.
I remember that when I was a kid, you could go to the cinema and sit through several shows. That was called ‘cinéma permanent’.
Not any more.
A fun movie about surviving as a couple. How do people manage not to get a divorce or kick their partner out in this day and age; how difficult it can get to live with someone who does not share the same cultural references as yourself. How do you survive when you’re a foreigner and have to put up with not understanding the language, and coping with strange customs. This is part of what 2 Days in Paris is all about.
It seems that Julie Delpy’s whole family appeared in the movie. Her parents in the movie are her real life parents, her ex-boyfriend plays the role of her American companion and even her cat plays in the movie.
Two Days in Paris reminded me of some of Woody Allen’s movies and was a lot of fun. I always enjoy a movie that discusses culture gaps and laughed a lot.