After an Italian vacation, a French woman who lives in New York and her American boyfriend stop in Paris for two days, enough time for the man to realize there is much he doesn't know about his girlfriend. This plot summary surely doesn't sound hilarious, but this movie make my partner and I laughed consistently. Not only did Julie Delpy star in this comedy, she also wrote it, directed it and edited it, showing great skill in all departments. Apart from the laughs, I found the movie excellent as a whole, which thrilled me for Julie Delpy, whose career I've been following since seeing her in 1986 in a beautiful movie called Bad Blood, never suspecting her of having an above-average brain. In French comedies, Americans are often rough caricatures, and so are Frenchmen in US and UK comedies. In contrast, in this movie, the characters, situations and cultural gaps are genuine, thanks to Julie Delpy who, having moved to the States as a young woman, is bilingual and bi-cultural. If you are remotely interested in both cultures, don't miss this very funny movie. The sequel is more cartoonish but not as funny.
(Last viewed: October 2012)