I had loved two films Delpy previously starred in-- both Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, directed by Richard Linklater-- so I had wanted to check out this film that Delpy herself created ever since I heard about it last year. Now 2 Days In Paris is finally out on DVD. It's style is somewhat similar to those earlier films: loose, casual, conversational.
2 Days in Paris is about a French woman, Marion, who lives in New York with her American boyfriend, Jack (Adam Goldberg). They have just been on a trip to Venice which was less romantic than perhaps they had hoped. They have to stop over in Paris on their way back to New York to see Delpy's family. It's a simple plot, which leaves ample space for character development, something I happen to enjoy in films.
The film contains a pretty realistic vision of a relationship -- it shows a neurotic, cloudy person (Jack) in love with a floaty, free person (Marion). It's a total case of opposites attracting. The couple's clashes inevitably made me cringe and laugh as I saw flashes of my own relationship onscreen.