Lost in Paris

Lost in Paris

DVD - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
12
1
1
"Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing."--www.imdb.com.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, Oscilloscope Laboratories,, 2017.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

b
bobcannonjr
Oct 03, 2018

Absolutely 5 Star + performances, screenplay, directing, cinematography!!
Loved the physical humor. Especially loved the beautiful humanity of the characters. Could also be named “Love in Paris”.

w
wildct2003
Sep 09, 2018

Quirky comedy with lots of physical humor. Nonsensical plot keeps the film moving at a good pace. Don't miss the hilarious short Walking on the Wild Side.

l
Lucareads
Jul 12, 2018

One of the worst, just so bad...

b
blossom8
May 14, 2018

Delightfully funny. Abel and Fiona are true artists!

n
ncs1961
Apr 23, 2018

Charming film, mostly in English & reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Lucy & Ethel, Carol Burnett, and....a clever circus clown (if there such a thing) These two are unique! Timeless humor to appeal to all ages, but preview parts to share with children - it may be too long to hold their attention, and some bits some parents might want to avoid.

i
imagenel
Mar 01, 2018

CANCON alert! A comedy about 4 quasi-homeless people: a hapless (Canadian, eh?) librarian somewhere up-North, her Parisian aunt in distress (Riva's final and unusual comic role), the aunt's ex-beau, a regular escapee from seniors' home (remember Pierre Richard?), and of course, the hobo-in-a-tent. FUN soundtrack from Satie to Last Tango. Richer than Rumba and The Fairy, i.e. with more dialogues and characters (incl. a nice Mountie). Compared to Buster Keaton, it's obviously hard to sustain a 80+ film with sight-gags and action than their original short Walk on the Wild Side, about a brothel house-cleaner mistaken for a hooker: check out the extras on this DVD!

j
jimg2000
Feb 01, 2018

Directed, produced and starred the husband and wife comedy team Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon as a Paris homeless man and Canadian librarian. A hilarious comic strip style love story brought to life physically in the City of Love. Fiona reminded me of Olive in Popeye and Dom of Charlie Chaplin in The Tramp. If you enjoyed the feature film, watch the short Walking on the Wild Side (2000) in Special features.

p
PeterRLD
Jan 17, 2018

Charmingly absurd. I liked too many of the things that happen to try to itemize them all, but a particular shout-out for Canada, where Fiona works at a library and where the building fills up with snow every time someone opens the front door. There is a lot of physical humor, including accidentally falling backwards off a bridge into the Seine and getting one's tie stuck in the coffin lid just before it goes into the incinerator. Don't expect any subtle character development - all of the actors are playing characters out of a comic book. There's a couple of slow spots but otherwise it maintains a brisk and funny pace. Just take it easy and have a good time.

m
maipenrai
Jan 09, 2018

What a delight!! A clever interweaving of chance. Highly recommend!! Kristi & Abby Tabby

m
ms_mustard
Jan 04, 2018

84 minutes of physicality, whimsy and humour. Gordon & Abel are a pair unmatched in today's cinema. I loved the Canadian angle of the story.
this was Emmanuelle Riva's (Hiroshima, mon amour and Amour) final film - quite the opposite of her role in Amour, this shows her comedic side.

View All Comments

Notices

Add Notices

m
Mmegood
Oct 20, 2017

Sexual Content: A scene that is masked for viewers but you can tell there is sexual activity going on.

Quotes

Add a Quote

j
jimg2000
Feb 01, 2018

"Dear Fiona… After 48 years living in this beautiful city, I still love Paris. But Fiona, they want me to move to an old people's home. They say I can't take care of myself. Ridiculous. I'm only 88. Fiona, help. Love, Martha."
===
So Miss, you've lost your passport.
-Oui.
And all your luggage,
- Oui.
…money…
-Oui.
And your Aunt Martha.
-Oui.
===
I've always wanted to climb the Eiffel Tower. I don't know why I never did.
===
Hello, Martha. How… are you?
-Fine and you?
Okay, but there's this mystery at the laundromat. I'm wondering why my socks dis… appear.
...
Au revoir! By the way, Martha didn't say anything about my socks?

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top