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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful:

i'm weird......i guess

Author: jonbnfd from United States
8 January 2006

After reading all the bad comments, i figured to make my own opinion. Now, i can understand if you didn't like the movie, it happens sometimes (personally, i loved it. it was very cute...which is why i'm weird....i guess)but to say David Spade isn't funny really ticks me off! I think he's super funny,and he's one of the few that makes me laugh (i'm a hard person to make laugh). And give me a darn break, gosh! at least he's trying. GOSH! anyway, the movie was great, like all the other movies he's done. so good job David Spade! you are a truly funny funny person. hmmm you know what?! i don't think i'm weird anymore! you people, are the weird ones the ones that don't think he's funny!

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Unoriginal predictable Hollywood plot, and yet I laughed

Author: Shiva-11 from Vancouver, BC
22 April 1999

Lost and Found: boy meets girl, boy wants girl, boy kidnaps girl's dog to get close to her, but cheating ex-fiance who wants girl back is determined to foil boy. Amazingly enough this is the actual plot (there is a sub-plot involving a struggling restaurant and a lost ring…). This movie is pure Hollywood formula, with very little originality and several noticeable lulls. What is even more amazing is that this movie is actually funny.

In his first solo film outing David Spade does not ask us to make a big leap of faith -Dylan Ramses could have been any character from his SNL days, or Dennis from Just Shoot Me. This translates into some snappy, sarcastic, and funny dialogue. Sophia Marceau as Lila Dubois is gorgeous and vulnerable when she needs to be - exactly what is expected of her. Jon Lovitz also adds a few laughs as a vet with special talents.

If you are in for some light humor, without violence, coarse language and nudity (okay, one male behind) this movie may be for you. But hold off until Tuesday night, or better yet, wait the three weeks it will take to move to the second run theaters (of course there's always video).

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

short but sweet...

Author: tara_frejas from makati, philippines
16 October 2001

I love laughing when watching films, and this film undoubtedly didn't fail to make me laugh. David Spade is a sellout; he's perfect for the part (he's not very handsome, but his humor makes him adorable), he plays Dylan with ease, and he works with his co-stars with excellent rapport. I say this is one of the film comedies you don't want to miss!

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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful:

David Spade gets a beautiful French girl to fall in love with him. It seems that none of the filmmakers really stopped to think about that part.

Author: Michael DeZubiria ( from Luoyang, China
26 October 2000

David Spade is a very funny man, but his brand of comedy gets real old real quick. He admittedly relies largely on his weaknesses to be funny. You know, the sarcasm, the blow-dried hair, the all-around geekiness. Unfortunately, it seems that he never really tried to develop his acting skills. I have laughed myself to tears because of David Spade in his two best movies, Black Sheep and Tommy Boy (in both of which he played virtually that exact same character), but Lost & Found just wasn't amusing to me. Too much reliance on fourth grade humor and not enough of anything new for anything really good to be said of the film.

And what was Sophie Marceau thinking?! She went from playing a significant (although relatively small) role in the spectacular 1995 epic Braveheart to this garbage? She must have been pretty desperate. Sure, she looked good in the movie, but the film itself is totally inconsequential and immediately forgettable.

David Spade revealed in interviews just before the theatrical release of Lost & Found that he was worried about how the public would react to an actor with his iconography actually getting the girl, and frankly, I think he should have thought about that a long time ago. Watching David Spade kiss someone as stunningly beautiful as Sophie Marceau is like watching a junior high school kid make out with a 30 year old woman. Disturbing, to say the least.

The entire film was a jumbled mess of goofy and pointless jokes and bonehead antics, mainly on the part of Spade, as he tries to keep his idiot dog-napping scheme a secret. The gay jokes, the making fun of the foreign guy (whether he deserved it or not), the fact that Spade spends any amount of on-screen time at all running around naked all come together to form a boring comedy that should be blissfully ignored by everyone. Just look at the cover of the movie. David Spade is naked and covering himself with a small dog. This is not something that you want to purposely subject yourself to.

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

'Lost & Found'

Author: rah604 from Canada
2 April 2004

The idea of David Spade being cast in a romantic comedy opposite french beauty Sophie Marceau is a real head-scratcher. But the movie sort of works. Spade plays Dylan, a restaurant owner who's hot for his new neighbor Lila Dubois (Sophie Marceau). Just by looking at the poster of this movie, it's pretty clear that Lila is totally out of Dylan's league. Dylan realizes this when Lila's rich ex-boyfriend, Rene (Patrick Bruel), shows up. So, to impress Lila and make her forget about her ex, he kidnaps her dog and plans to become a hero by returning it to her later.

Despite the lack of any real chemistry between Spade and Morceau and the rather silly plot,'Lost & Found' can be entertaining. You just have to suspend belief and not really think while watching. But still I'd take 'Lost & Found' over any other flops by other former SNL clowns, did anyone say 'Corky Romano'.

Rating: (6/10)

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

David Spade plays nice.

Author: Kristie ( from Indiana, USA
14 November 1999

Unlike most romantic comedies Lost and Found is truly funny. Other romance/comedies tend to focus mainly on the romance and kinda forget to put any comedy in. Lost and Found is very funny, plus it has genuine emotion and romance. David Spade is great as Dylan, and unlike most of his roles, he plays a really likeable guy. He plays the hero you root for,instead of his usual sarcastic jerk character. The jerk in this movie is Patrick Bruel as Renee, Lila's sleazy ex-boyfriend. Sophie Marceau is likeable as Lila,but lacks personality.Artie Lange is hilarious as Spade's unwanted sidekick, Wally. But the true star of this one is David Spade. I loved this movie and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a great comedy w/ a little romance.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

A Romantic Comedy, David Spade-Style!

Author: G-Man-25 from Iowa City, IA
25 June 1999

A rather pleasant surprise, this comedy is hardly original but has some inspired moments of hilarity if you're willing to suspend a certain measure of disbelief. The writers are a little too blatant in their attempts at a "There's Something About Mary" (which came out the previous year) style romp and it takes a while to get used to seeing Spade as the romantic leading man, but once you're over that hump, the movie is a lot of fun. The film is not a classic and those who don't have a taste for raunchy humor should definitely stay away, but there are many worse comedies out there these days. Actually, one of Spade's better solo efforts.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

I'm still laughing...

Author: Breno Bacci from São José dos Campos, Brazil
12 February 2007

I'm a comedy-lover... I truly believe there ain't anything better than getting breathless while spending 1 hour and a half in front of a TV...

I do like strong and dramatic movies, but comedy is my real passion...

The bad thing about comedies, though, is that the more you watch them, the harder it gets to laugh at the next ones.

I've watched this movie twice, maybe, and now I'm watching it for the third time... I'm laughing at jokes I've already seen, and I'm not particularly dumb today, at least I think so...

I'm not a Spade fan either, but sometimes he just makes it.

Plus, I really hate some romantic comedies, with pauses on jokes for girlie scenes (sorry girls for the sexism...) Spade and Marceau have managed to turn even these scenes into funny tirades...

I recommend. Not the best comedy ever, but I give it a 7.

It made me recover from my disgust with romantic Hollywood comedies after that Aniston-Vaughn flick which I wanted so much to watch, just to get disappointed later.

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Kinda good actually.

Author: squir1y from Stevens Point, Wisconsin
6 September 2001

I thought this movie was pretty funny and one of David Spade's finer moments in his career. I'm not a huge fan of his(I'm more of a Sandler type guy). But he does some good stuff.

Dylan has just fallen in love with his new neighbor, Lila. He can't seem to get her attention though. So he "dognaps" her dog and plans to give it back and be a hero. But the dog ate his best friend's wedding present so he has to get it back and hijinks ensue as he must deal with the dog, his restaurant and Lila's ex-boyfriend.

This movie had several good things about it. Artie Lange had the funniest scenes. People may call him a Farley-wannabe, but I think he's just as funny as him, if not funnier. Jon Lovitz also has a funny cameo.

Good stuff. 8/10

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

A Really Worthless Experience!

Author: Sean Rutledge ( from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18 April 1999

I always knew that David Spade could not hold a film by himself. "Lost & Found" is a movie that proves it. At least when he was in movies such as "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep", we were provided with a few laughs by Chris Farley. The duo together were occasionally funny as well. David Spade hasn't changed in "Lost & Found"; he just hasn't got someone at his side to make fun of his sarcasm and the result is a movie that is completely unfunny, boring, and pointless. It was difficult to not get up and walk out.

The story (if you can call it that!) revolves around Spade's character as a restaurant owner who has been dumped by his stripper girl-friend, Ginger and is in desperate search for love. Ohhh, how sweet!!!! He becomes interested in a French cello player who lives in his building and big surprise; he ends up having to compete with her dog for attention, so he kidnaps it hoping that he will receive more attention from her as a result. What an original idea! Ha!

Throughout the movie, I found myself thinking about Robert Altman's wonderful movie, "The Player", which illustrates how many Hollywood films get produced. When someone approaches a producer with an idea, coherent stories are not communicated, but pitches of ideas, which are almost always based on previous films. I could just picture a group of executives sitting around a table pitching ideas for "Lost & Found". "Its going to be 'Something about Mary' meets 'Tommy Boy". "We need a screwball main character, kind of a nerdy type who of course is just dumped by his girlfriend". "We need a sexy replacement (a beautiful French Cello player being perfect". "There has to be some kind of struggle, perhaps with an ex boyfriend who is also a musician". "Oh yeah, and we can't forget the dog, audiences always love a dog". This is the kind of pitching that goes around the big Hollywood studios, reinforcing movie cliches that we see over and over again.

Well, I'm afraid I don't know what else I could possibly comment on. Please, just do not see this movie, it is a complete waste of time, money and and hour and a half of enjoyment. I can not even see fans of David Spade enjoying "Lost & Found". I saw it at a screening with a couple of friends who like David Spade's sarcastic sense of humor, and even they loathed this movie.

1/2* out of ****

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