NEUROTIC artist Marion (Julie Delpy) is happily ensconced in New York with radio DJ Mingus (Chris Rock) and her young son Lulu (Owen Shipman), who affectionately refers to the new beau as “fake daddy“.
A visit from her dad (real-life father Albert Delpy), sister Rose (Landeau) and Rose’s pot-smoking partner Manu (Alex Nahon) begins badly when the two men are stopped at US customs, attempting to smuggle sausage and cheese in their underwear. The clan’s arrival coincides with Marion’s forthcoming photography exhibition, which will culminate in her making an existential statement by selling her soul to the highest bidder. As opening night approaches, tensions escalate in the cramped apartment, exacerbated by the language barrier between the radio host and his guests. Arguments sow the seeds of relationship discontent and Marion frets about the ramifications of spending the rest of her life with one man.