Maybe you've been wondering what it'd be like to watch Before Sunset without that annoying Ethan Hawke character. Maybe someone who still wouldn't really be entirely likeable but would argue back more while bringing along a full set of facial hair instead of the pretensious goatee. If so, have I got the movie for you...
Let's start with the official description which accurately captures 2 Days in Paris, "Clashes of culture, volatile in-laws and flirtatious
ex-boyfriends test the relationship of Marion and her American boyfriend Jack on a visit to Paris in this charming screwball comedy. "
It's probably not fair to compare this with Before Sunset or the stronger Before Sunrise. But it's hard not to have that thought watching Julie Deply (who also wrote and directed) talk her way through Paris with an American boyfriend (Adam Goldberg). It is a different movie, a lot less serious and more directly funny. Not terribly deep but entertaining nonetheless. Almost worth watching to see Goldberg get creative in securing a taxi when he' s behind a long line of American tourists on a DaVinci code tour (and wearing Bush t-shirts to boot).
There are parts that seem to drag a bit at times but overall I had a fun time with the positives outweighing the negatives. Not amazing, but for fun per minute it's leading the press screening pack for me.