Welcome to another The Films I’m Anticipating post. This week I’ll be briefly looking at the upcoming sequel to the very decent 2007 romantic comedy 2 Days in Paris which French actress Julie Delpy wrote, directed and starred in. This time she’s taking the reins again for the sequel, which will replace Adam Goldberg with Chris Rock, and Paris with New York. This time, instead of Delpy and her boyfriend coming to visit her parents, it’s the other way round, with Delpy’s dad (played by the actress’s real life father, a professional actor) visiting New York, and having serious communication problems with his daughter’s new beau, played by Chris Rock (a strange casting choice, but one that seems to work judged on the trailer). Also making a cameo appearance in the movie is Vincent Gallo, of whom readers will know I am a fan.
Now, based on the couple of reviews I’ve read of the film from its festival debut, it is nothing exceptional, but mildly funny and enjoyable. I personally loved 2 Days in Paris and gave it 9/10, so for better or worse, I think 2 Days in New York is a good idea that will be interesting to see upon its major release. I’ve included a teaser trailer below from the film. Let me know in the comments what you think of the original 2 Days in Paris, and the idea of a sequel.