2 Days in New York
Starring Julie Delpy and Chris Rock
Directed by Julie Delpy. France, 2012, 96 min.
Prior to its New York release, the Furman Series brings you this summer comedy. Marion (Julie Delpy) and Mingus (Chris Rock) live cozily—perhaps too cozily—with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion’s zany French family--her jolly father (played by director Delpy’s real-life dad), her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend--unceremoniously descend upon them for a visit, it initiates two unforgettable days that will test Marion and Mingus’s relationship. Directed and co-written by Delpy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset), 2 Days in New York is a deliciously witty romp. One of the pleasures of this follow-up film to 2 Days in Paris is the addition of Chris Rock, who—amid the Gallic mayhem—convincingly plays the straight man as Marion’s hipster American boyfriend.
"Almost as good as vintage Woody Allen" (Stephen Holden, NY Times), "A hilarious comedy of manners." (Yahoo Movies)
The Furman Film Series presents a sophisticated cross-section of powerful and thought-provoking independent, art, classic, and foreign films. The series mainly hosts sneak previews of highly anticipated films prior to their theatrical release dates followed by a discussion with a relevant speaker who provides exciting insight into the film and subject matter.