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2 Days in Paris Review Critics


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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Delpy is clearly a gifted writer, especially of comic dialogue. But she and Goldberg don't quite work as an engaging pair.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    By accident or design the film is seriously unbalanced.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Delpy wrote and directed this study of a relationship heading (it would seem) for the rocks. She stages it with a funny and diverting improv-y flow.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A smart film with an edge to it.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 16+

Witty romance explores realistic relationship; graphic talk.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that 2 Days in Paris is a mature romantic dramedy that shows a realistic portrayal of love, including all of the ups and the downs. There's plenty of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," etc.) in both English and French, and many detailed sexual references using a variety of slang terms. People drink and smoke cigarettes at parties and at meals, and there are several intense arguments.

  • Families can talk about Jack and Marion's relationship. Does it seem realistic? Do you think they really love each other?
  • Talk to your teens about how Marion's sexual past is handled in the movie. What point is the movie making about it.

The good stuff
  • message true3

    Messages: Trust is important in a relationship, and men and women need to be able to recognize that talking to people of the opposite sex, even ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends, isn't necessarily cheating.

  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: Jack and Marion seem to love each other and they work through some complex relationship issues with thoughtfulness and passion. Their relationship is tested when one starts to doubt the fidelity of the other, and his suspicions prompt him to see the worst in everything.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Several heated arguments, some involving racial epithets and people screaming about romantic relationships gone sour.

  • sex false4

    Sex: Many graphic references to a variety of sexual acts. Some scenes feature photos of nude men. A couple fools around underneath a quilt in an encounter that's anything but romantic.

  • language false4

    Language: Plenty of swearing, in English and French, including "f--k," "s--t," "d--k," "c--k," "p---y," "ass" and "bitch." Many references to various sexual techniques, including oral and anal sex. Some derogatory talk about Arabs, in French.

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: A photographer uses a Polaroid camera.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: People drink wine and beer at meals and parties, and sometimes smoke cigarettes.