Paris by Film

Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion’s parents — and several of her ex-boyfriends.

This past weekend I was in need of a good movie to entertain me while ironing so a friend recommended that I watch 2 Days in Paris. I took her advise and was thoroughly entertained. Marion (played by Julie Delpy) is a French woman living in New York who has been with her American boyfriend, Jack (played by Adam Goldberg) for two years. For a romantic getaway they go together to Venice followed by a two-day trip to  Paris where they experience a string of awkward moments and hilarious “worst date” scenarios.

I was especially amused by two aspects of Marion’s character:

1. She was completely nonchalant about sharing her personal sex life with her family. (Very not American)

2. She regularly got in pretty serious fights with just about anyone but  just as quickly brushed them off as nothing. 

I’m not sure if these are just qualities of this particular character or if these qualities are particularly French, but either way, I found them interesting. If you’re looking for a movie laden with culture, humor, and relationship chaos, this is definitely a film you should check out.

While I was at it, I thought I’d make a list of the other Paris based films I’ve liked. Let me know if you have any other recommendations!

Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.

 

 

 

 

 

A family travel to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple who are forced to confront their differing views of a perfect life.

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion photographer Dick Avery, in search for an intellectual backdrop for an air-headed model, expropriates a Greenwich Village bookstore.

 

 

 

 

 

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

 

 

 

 

 

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

 

 

 

 

 

Descriptions and pictures taken from IMDb

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