Review: 2 Days In New York (15)
4:18pm Friday 18th May 2012 in Leisure
Neurotic artist Marion (Julie Delpy) is happily ensconced in New York with radio DJ Mingus (Chris Rock) and her young son Lulu (Owen Shipman), who affectionately refers to the new beau as “fake daddy”.
A visit from her papa (Albert Delpy), sister Rose (Landeau) and Rose's pot-smoking partner Manu (Alex Nahon) begins badly when the two men are stopped at US customs, attempting to smuggle 10 sausages and eight cheeses into the country in their undergarments.
The dysfunctional clan’s arrival coincides with Marion's forthcoming exhibition of photographs, which will culminate in her making an existential statement by selling her soul to the highest bidder.
As opening night approaches, tensions escalate in Marion and Mingus's cramped apartment, exacerbated by the language barrier between the radio host and his garrulous guests.
Arguments sow the seeds of discontent.