Julie Delpy is one of those women you can't help but have a mad girl-crush on. After I saw her in Richard Linklater's Ethan Hawke-fest Before Sunrise, I wanted to stalk her and make her my best friend. We could drink coffee and be self-aware for hours! And while Ethan Hawke wrote, directed and starred in his wank-fest of a film, The Hottest State, the lovely Miss Delpy wrote, directed and starred in 2 Days in Paris¸ a slightly auto-biographical yet wank-free gem that recalls the best of Linklater's films and adds in a little more sentiment. The film stars Delpy and Adam Goldberg as a couple staying in Paris for, well, two days. During that time, the couple bunks with Delpy's parents, played by her actual parents, who simultaneously amuse, antagonize and humiliate her American boyfriend. It's an intimate portrait of family and relationships, a farce of French and American stereotypes, and homage to Woody Allen, proving that Delpy still ranks as serious girl-friend material. Catch it during its run as a Magnolia at the Modern feature on Friday at 6 and 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and today at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Tickets are $8.50. Visit themodern.org/magnolia.html for more details.
Nov. 2-4, 2007