What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that 2 Days in New York is the follow-up to 2 Days in Paris, both directed by and starring Julie Delpy. It follows the same basic formula as the original, focusing on a couple forced to address issues in their relationship while surrounded by her very French (and very outrageous) family. There are some scenes with bickering and fairly graphic sexual banter (including a running joke that references oral sex), adult characters drink and smoke pot, and there's plenty of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," etc.). The real drama comes from watching Delpy's character and her live-in boyfriend, played by Chris Rock, navigate the rocky shoals of a real relationship, which may not be especially relatable to young people who've had few of their own.
- Families can talk about Marion and Mingus. Do you think they're a good fit for each other? Do they seem like realistic people? What do you think about the way they resolve issues?
- How does 2 Days in New York compare with its predecessor, 2 Days in Paris? Do they seem similar to Delpy's other well-known set of films, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset?
- Do you think the movie presents a realistic view of love and relationships? Teens: What do you expect falling in love (and being together long-term) to be like? How do movies usually portray that?