Director: Julie Delpy
Stars: Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Brady Smith, Vincent Gallo, Kate Burton, Dylan Baker, Malinda Williams, Alexandre Nahon, Alex Manette

You’ve got to love Julie Delpy for taking such a creative risk. When looking for an actor to play her husband in 2 Days in New York, the sequel to her critically lauded 2007 romantic comedy 2 Days in Paris, the French actress/writer/director saw beyond the obvious leading man choices and selected Chris Rock, of all people.

If the lighthearted flick’s early reviews are accurate, the iconic stand-up comedian more than holds his own in a tuned down, mostly straight-laced performance. Rock and Delpy star as a joyously married couple living in Manhattan and unfortunately shaken up a bit by the arrival of her dysfunctional family.

Doesn’t sound like your bag? To each his own, but just be glad 2 Days in New York means we have a Rock job to actually celebrate before he and his band of uninspired, millionaire friends (i.e., Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, and Rob Schneider) molest the word “funny” in next year’s sure to grate Grown Ups 2.

To find out more: 2 Days in New York