Comedy changes over time. The substance of jokes evolves along with cultural sensibilities. Things that were already a bit dodgy in the ’80s are downright rejected today. You’re probably not going to see a remake of C. Thomas Howell’s blackface-heavy Soul Man any time soon.
But comedy styles also change. Improv is prized these days, particularly by studios that love the ability to have as many options as possible in the editing room to essentially test screen a movie to perfection. Plus the R-rated comedy is back on vogue in a big way (Exhibit A), with broad, raunchy comedy playing big and wide. That’s why a movie like Lost In Paris looks like such a delightful gem from another time.
Going off of the recently release trailer, at least, Lost In Paris looks like a…