Review by Matthew Schuchman
Continuing the story of her character Marion from 2 Days in Paris, Julie Delpy has created a sequel that flows independently from its predecessor. A light and airy comedy that plays like an episode of Seinfeld directed by Woody Allen, 2 Days in New York is good for a few laughs and a moderate amount of smiles, but it doesn't redefine the genre.
There's really nothing striking about 2 Days in New York, it's a typical relationship comedy that succeeds in its ability to be quirky for the right amount of time. It's a world where all the intangibles of life collide in a short time frame, creating entertaining pockets of misconceived mishaps. This is more of a lengthy sitcom episode than a film. Think of it as the fears of Julie Delpy, filmed for your pleasure. These fears may be irrational and over-blown, but they exist in her mind, nonetheless. Her discomfort is your entertainment.
2 Days in New York serves as a palette cleanser. It's a quick, soothing scoop that's easy to digest while you wait for the next course. Whether it makes you feel better about your situation, or just pleases your funny bone, itâ€™s a nice entry point for the Delpy directed film world. This won't beg you to make space on your shelf for the home release, but it will make you happy in the moment.
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2 Days in New York
Directed by: July Delpy
Written by: Julie Delpy (screenplay), Alexia Landeau (screenplay)
Featuring: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock and Albert Delpy
Plot: Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion's relatives.