Lost and Found Reviews
David Spade stars as Dylan, a restaurant owner who is doing pretty well for himself, except for relationships. Then he falls for his new, French neighbor, Lila. Lila has a dog named Jack who seems to always bark and run away. If it weren't for Lila's dog running away and Dylan finding him again he would never have the courage to see Lila. So Dylan kidnaps Jack in an attempt to woo Lila as they spend time together "looking" for her dog. It's always fun when a movie is about a pet, like a dog. Dylan and Jack make a funny duo because of Spade's comedic performance, and Sophie Marceau is very likeable in this movie. And you get to see other likeable actors like Estelle Harris, Martin Sheen, and Jon Lovitz. Lost and Found isn't a stroke of writing genius, but it isn't entirely a slapstick comedy that we're used to seeing David Spade in. This movie is pretty tame, he plays a mature character, and this movie has its romantic moments as well.
A well directed comedy. Like I said, what I like about it is that it doesn't try to be over the top most of the time. Although there are some instantces that are pretty funny. But the directing for the dog is hilarious, and how the movie sneakily switches the dog to a puppet when a scene of cruel and hilarious animal abuse happens. And the Neil Diamond song part of the movie is a funny and well directed touch. Scenes look good, locations look good, but it's kinda weird because the hotel the characters are in is the same one from There's Something About Mary. But overall this movie has some nice pace to its scenes that makes it enjoyable.
Not a great rom-com, but an enjoyable one because of good performances. Lost and Found is a simple love story that you pet owners would love to watch, or if you just need a little pick-me-up of a film.