Julie Delpy

Effervescence comes with a French accent

A triple dip of Julie Delpy - that's the multiple main attraction of 2 Days in Paris. The appealingly unpredictable French actress with the disarming smile and bright, ambiguous eyes merely starred in and co-wrote the sweepingly romantic Before Sunset. She is the director and sole writer, as well as the female lead, of 2 Days in Paris. (She also edited it and composed the music.) And in all departments, she gives a spiked ice-cream-soda fizz to this tale of a blond photographer named Marion (Delpy) and her swarthy, bearded lover, Jack (Adam Goldberg).

The movie doesn't add up to much, but it's an effervescent expression of an odd brute-hummingbird sensibility. Marion and Jack use...