After receiving a letter from her visually impaired (and ever so slightly senile) Aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva), Fiona (Fiona Gordon) takes the trip from Canada to France. Except Martha has disappeared, putting Fiona in the middle of a calamitous hunt for the missing nonagenarian. After a mishap while taking a picture at the Eiffel Tower, Fiona finds herself without any of her belongings, soaking wet and, as the title suggests, Lost in Paris. A chance meeting with a quirky homeless man, Dom (Dominique Abel), sees a relationship blossom across the city's famous sights and streets.
Taste in comedy is very personal thing, but I agree with LA's review; very individual, almost silent movie in effect at points, and with some wonderful touches - look for the tie rack at the crematorium, and for who helps when the heroine is sure that she doesn't need a guide out of the cemetery...
A happy and very amusing film which carried me along in cheerful mode. Yes, it has some hints of Monsieur Hulot but goes off along its own original path.
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Great first five minutes then drops away
- Lost in Paris review by rh
The early scenes of snowbound Canada, and the physical comedy of opening the library door during a snow storm were clasic. After that it dropped off and that was the end of my interest
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Brave attempt at a Monsieur Hulot styled comedy.....
- Lost in Paris review by BS
Starts well and I was interested in the anarchic approach to the visit in Paris. It's clearly an attempt to mimic a Jacques Tati but it soon falls flat on its face and loses momentum. The comedy is very blah. I didn't manage to finish it.