I normally don't write what I am about to write, but try reading the review for this film by MARIO GAUCI (email@example.com). It's exceptionally well-written, encapsulates the movie very well and I really respect his insights into the film. I agree with him that this film is very reminiscent of a Three Stooges short and that while pleasant enough, it's also quite forgettable and would in no way encourage the viewer to seek out the comedies of Andy Clyde.
Andy thinks that he's a dying man thanks to a really irresponsible doctor. So, thinking he has nothing to lose, he tells off his bosses and sets off on a trip around the world. When he arrives in Paprika, he accidentally becomes involved in a revolution--but who cares, after all, since he thinks he's dying.
I also have seen Harold Lloyd's earlier film WHY WORRY? and I couldn't help but think that HOT PAPRIKA was a rather blatant ripoff of Lloyd's film. What's worse, all the subtlety and beauty of the Lloyd effort is lost in the Clyde film. HOT PAPRIKA has some very broad humor (such as the awful and way too long scene where Clyde is riding on a runaway door) and is just a shadow of Lloyd's wonderful film--which I recommend you see instead if you only want to see one of these films.
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