Jack is a sharp, neurotic
New York interior designer; his girlfriend Marion is a smart,
sometimes cagey, French photographer. They've been together
in New York for two years and are about to spend two days in
Paris. The trip puts their relationship to the ultimate test.
Marion and Jack uncover more cracks in their compatibility as
they travel around town. He is shocked by her erratic temper,
evidenced by outbursts at a racist Parisian taxi driver, at
ex-boyfriends, or anyone else who rubs her the wrong way. As
he meets one overly-friendly male acquaintance after another,
Jack is consumed by jealousy and wonders what Marion has kept
from him about her romantic past. The snowballing mystery in
Jack's mind threatens to end their relationship in utter disaster.
As a writer-director-producer-editor-composer-star, Delpy deftly
handles her multiple responsibilities, weaving brilliant humor
with a myriad of intellectual, political and psychological musings.
Whether considering Jack and Marion's relationship, or the world
at large, she takes the stereotypical French versus American
debates further and deeper, playing on both truth and the often
total absurdity of this complex relationship.