Julie Delpy and Chris Rock in newly released indie film 2 Days In New York
Julie Delpy is a kind of an dreamy indie film queen, best known for looking ethereally beautiful whilst wandering around Paris in the twilight having snappy conversations with handsome men. After wowing at the Sundance festival last Winter, her latest celluloid offering, 2 Days In New York
, is finally in cinemas and it’s as smart and stylish as you’d expect but the French actress/director has thrown us a curveball in terms of her leading man.
The story follows on from her last film, 2 Days In Paris
, and having broken up with Adam Goldberg’s Jack, she’s now shacked up in New York with her new boyfriend, Mingus. The initial pairing of the intellectual and nervy hyper-European Delpy and the ever brash and loud Chris Rock, who plays the aforementioned DJ Mingus seems an odd one at first, but within minutes they make sense as a strangely sweet hipster couple. No, it is in fact Delpy’s obnoxious Gaelic family
coming to visit that put a dark cloud over their adorable geeky glasses wearing, roomy, loft habitating set-up. As a couple they pull off that effortless Brooklyn look with aplomb.
And it got us thinking about which other unlikely but stylish film couples we love…
Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison – My Fair Lady
He was old, she was young. He was rich, she was poor. Fortunately when he donned a smart white tuxedo and dressed her up in white silk and diamonds they looked dazzling enough to make you forget those facts. Eliza Doolittle could have danced all night with Henry Higgins and we would have watched them.
Uma Thurman and Ving Rhames - Pulp Fiction
Sure the most memorable scene of the Tarantino masterpiece is when Thurman’s Mia is Chanel Rouge Noir-ed up to the max and dancing with John Travolta, but her character is actually married ti Rhames’ mob boss in the film. And he, with his moneyed, cool hard-man exterior and bold fashion choices is the perfect visual foil for her sleek, spoiled gangster’s moll.
Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart – Casablanca
It’s one of the most famous movie love stories and also one of the saddest. But whilst we’re sad that Elsa and Rick are doomed to live apart, we’ll always enjoy watching them come to this conclusion – him, clad in a sharp suit as easily as if he were wearing jeans, and her in a series of beautifully cut dresses
, trench-coats and silk scarves.
Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray – Lost In Translation
Surely no-one saw the flirtation between Johansson’s pouty, lost post-grad and Murray’s grizzled old movie star coming, and yet somehow, after watching them do karaoke and giggle through the streets of Tokyo, they made perfect sense. And with her sleek pink wig and preppy shirts and his simple tailoring they made a low-key but very cool pair.
Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp – Edward Scissorhands
Depp’s mutilated not-quite-human yet incredibly sweet and sensitive was always going to have problems finding a mate, so it’s just lovely when he is taken in by the Boggs family and finds love with their blonde and beautiful daughter Kim (Ryder). His futuristic goth look has shades of Rick Owens and Ann Demeulemeester contrast intriguingly with her pastel skirts and summery dresses