2 Alone in Paris

A cop and crook play one long, expensive game of tag in "2 Alone in Paris," the directorial debut of comic stars Eric Judor and Ramzy Bedia.

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With: Eric Judor, Ramzy Bedia, Benoit Magimel, Kristin Scott Thomas, Elodie Bouchez, Omar Sy, Fred Testot, Francois Damiens, Edouard Baer, MC Jean Gab'1.

A cop and crook play one long, expensive game of tag in “2 Alone in Paris,” the directorial debut of comic stars Eric Judor and Ramzy Bedia. Catchy concept of two nutty rivals in an “I Am Legend”-esque France features impressive location shooting and some clever gags, but gets mired in a scenario as sophisticated as a “Tom and Jerry” episode. Local fans and teens boosted pic to the No. 2 spot in its opening week, with guaranteed ancillary to follow, but the film should find itself more alone outside Gaul.

Of all the possible things to do in a mysteriously deserted Paris, loser policeman Gervais (Judor) opts to spend his days tracking criminal nemesis Curtis (Bedia), who himself passes the time racing a heavily sponsored Formula One car around town. The two misfits soon learn the best way to escape their parallel-dimension purgatory is to show some love and stop being obnoxious loudmouths. Visually engaging sequences, including one of the best city lockdowns in recent cinema, prove more effective than jokes that lose steam despite — or because of — the duo’s habit of screaming them at the camera.

2 Alone in Paris

France

Production: A Warner Bros. France release of a Les Productions du Tresor, TF1 Films Prod., M6 Films, 4 Mecs en Baskets Prod., 4 Mecs a Lunettes Prod. production, with participation of Warner Bros. Entertainment France, Canal Plus, TF1, M6, TPS Star, Kiosque. (International sales: TF1 Intl., Paris.) Produced by Alain Attal. Directed by Eric Judor, Ramzy Bedia. Screenplay, Judor, Bedia, Philippe Lefebvre, Lionel Dutemple.

Crew: Camera (color, widescreen), Philippe Piffeteau; editor, Jean-Christophe Hym; production designer, Laurent Tesseyre; costume designer, Charlotte David. Reviewed at UGC Cine Cite Les Halles 3, Paris, July 5, 2008. Running time: 97 MIN.

With: With: Eric Judor, Ramzy Bedia, Benoit Magimel, Kristin Scott Thomas, Elodie Bouchez, Omar Sy, Fred Testot, Francois Damiens, Edouard Baer, MC Jean Gab'1.

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