HOLLYWOOD — “The bigger the turkey, the bigger the party” is the old showbiz adage about film premieres, and if true, then the small, drinks-only affair at the Pig & Whistle following Monday’s Egyptian Theater preem reinforces the sense that “2 Days in Paris” is a success.
Julie Delpy, who directed, wrote and stars in the English-French hybrid, said she saw her pic as having “the rhythm of an American film and the crudeness and lack of shame of a French one.”
“I wanted to make my own film and to do it without pretension,” said Delpy. “I wanted my own little stew.”
Sam Goldwyn Jr. said his company picked up the movie because “it makes no pretense about being an art film. The French are absurd in the film, the Americans are absurd in the film — it’s an absurdist film.”
Co-star Adam Goldberg said his relationship with ex-g.f. Delpy is echoed in the pic, but what drew him to the project was that it’s a comedy “rooted in the reality of the situation. Most comedies you see these days are protracted sketches.”