Matthew Lickona 1:15 p.m., May 22
2 Days in New York
A couple’s relationship is put to the test when her adorable relatives decide to pay a visit. Never heard that one before, probably because I gave up on network sitcoms decades ago. Julie Delpy’s follow up to 2 Days in Paris is so sickeningly sweet, theater chains will want to consider stationing board-certified doctors in the lobby to administer insulin shots after the show. As if audiences haven’t had their fill of naked fat people this year (Take This Waltz, Hit & Run), Delpy cast her real-life father, Albert Delpy, to play her on-screen dad. After ten minutes of the jolly Frenchman’s insufferable antics, audiences will pray for a birthday celebration just so they can use the old life-of-the-party-as-a-piñata. Starring as Delpy’s partner, Chris Rock again makes it clear that as an actor, he’s a brilliant stand-up comedian. With Alexia Landeau, Alexandre Nahon, and Kate Burton.
— Scott Marks