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5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20

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  1. Aug 26, 2012
    2
    French tourists are obnoxious, loud, dirty, and oblivious to anything other than their petty concerns. I was under the impressions these are adjectives for American tourists when they venture over to the Old World; however, according to Julie Delpy's new film, 2 Days in New York, French people are truly garish. Five years after her similar effort, 2 Day in Paris, a busy and crowded New York apartment is the setting for a very disappointing movie.

    Marion (Delpy) and Mingus (Chris Rock) live together with a modern, blended family setup. Marion has her toddler from a previous marriage and Mingus shares custody with his own elementary school aged daughter. They live in a cramped apartment somewhere in Manhattan but appear to be financially stable. Mingus hosts a few radio shows and writes for the Village Voice while Marion is a conceptual artist who is about to open her first solo show in a ritzy art gallery. The show opening is the impetus behind the invasion of the unbelievable French relations.

    Marion's father Jeannot (Albert Delpy) arrives with his other daughter Rose (Alexia Landeau) and her current boyfriend of the day Manu (Alexandre Nahon). Instead of comedic cultural insights or witty observations, the audience is saddled with farce and stupidity. They are delayed in customs for attempting to smuggle in 40 pounds of sausage and cheese. They cut their toe nails at the dinner table, use Mingus' tooth brush during some off-screen sexual tryst in the bathroom, and latch on to a middle school level running gag that Mingus's name rhymes with cunnilingus. I have been to France multiple times
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  2. Sep 5, 2012
    6
    Was attracted to the film by the trailer-a cute comedy or errors and cultural differences-along with it's quiet indie feel. Chris Rock has never been a great actor and that slide continues in this film as well. However, I could personally identify with the idea of trying to connect/control/understand another's foreign family. All in all, remembering the movie, I cannot remember any single scene.....which may say more about this movie than anything. Expand
  3. Dec 25, 2012
    3
    To indulge in the same cutesiness as this movie, Julie Delpy has all the annoying characteristics of Woody Allen or Larry David without any of the compensatory wit, humor, or intelligence.
  4. Dec 24, 2012
    6
    While nice to see Chris Rock in a lead role, the script affords him few opportunities to shine. Be ready to do some reading in this semi-foreign film (lots of French with subtitles). It warranties a weak 6 of 10 as there are some funny moments.
  5. Aug 20, 2012
    4
    Julie Delpy obviously loves New York, especially the Statue of Liberty, and takes you all over the city with her new film
  6. Mar 9, 2013
    7
    Not as good as the first, but it is still full of wit and wry humor. The addition of Chris Rock brings life into the film and Delpy is still effortlessly charming.
  7. Mar 16, 2013
    8
    Julie Delpy is great. In as much as she created the characters, was one of the writers, as well as directed and starred in this film. Hurrah! Yes it was a light comedy, but it was good to see Chris Rock in a controlled, intelligent and charming role. Julie Delpy has a lovely grounded-ness, and real presence.
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Sep 20, 2012
    89
    A manic, lithesome thing, 2 Days in New York flexes between broad comedy and a beautifully observed portrait of family life – especially life after death.
  2. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Aug 23, 2012
    75
    Slight but winning.
  3. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Aug 16, 2012
    100
    It's extremely funny, one of the funniest films of 2012, with a particularly winning style - far-fetched, extreme and nonstop.