If she’s known for anything, Julie Delpy is known for her films “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset,” made with director Richard Linklater and costar Ethan Hawke. And while those films were about the giddy feeling of falling head over heels for someone even when you know better than to believe in happily ever after, Delpy offered a counterpoint with the 2007 comedy she directed, “2 Days in Paris.” This was about the dysfunctional, meltdown point in a relationship where “sharing” had become all too easy and frequent.

Delpy’s beauty had always been so drop-dead mesmerizing and her art-house credentials so daunting (she’s worked with Godard, Kieslowski, Carax and Jarmusch) that apparently no one ever thought of her as comedy material, so she had to cast herself in such a role. It turns out that motor-mouthed comedy may be what she does best, as evidenced by “2 Days in Paris” and its equally funny sequel, “2 Days in New York.”

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