Real-life couple – Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon – gained popularity with The Fairy, a comedy that starred the two of them. Five years later, their latest outing – Lost in Paris – is just as exciting. Once again, they have used their own names in the film.
Lost in Paris starts with Fiona receiving a letter from her Aunt Martha, who has decided to spend the rest of her life in Paris. The octogenarian suffers from memory loss, a fact she, of course, is unaware of. In search of her aunt, the worried niece travels to the French capital and meets Dominique, an eccentric burglar. He falls head over heels in love with her and not only returns her belongings but also decides to help Fiona find her aunt.
Throughout the journey, the couple encounter situations that will leave you in splits. Dom’s impromptu speech at the funeral especially is hilarious. Abel and Gordon are no new names to the genre as they have written and directed comedy films before. Their effortless acting saves the day when the script falters. A special mention to Emmanuelle Riva, who plays the spirited Martha. She gets fewer scenes than the lead actors but makes a lasting impression.
This kind of humor may not appeal to everyone as the person next to me in the cinema, walked out within the first ten minutes. But if you are in the mood to watch a senseless comedy, you’ll enjoy the film. Lost in Paris doesn't take itself too seriously and you shouldn't either.