Emily in Paris

Lost in Translation

Emily (Lily Collins) in her red beret with her bitchy boss Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who is objecting to Emily’s constant smile.
Emily (Lily Collins) in her red beret with her bitchy boss, Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu), who is objecting to Emily’s constant smile.

It’s a classic yet ever-popular tale: a young American realizes her dream of moving to Paris. It’s also a natural for a Netflix series, especially when created by the man who brought us “Sex and the City,” the producer Darren Star. The result is the shiny-bright “Emily in Paris,” which has been raising hackles in France.

A quick plot summary for those who haven’t seen it: Skinny, pretty, perky Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) is sent to Paris by her Chicago marketing firm to be its American representative at the French company it has just acquired. Emily is thrilled.

When she arrives in Paris, however, this optimistic young woman who believes with all her heart in the powers of social media finds herself scorned, despised and even ridiculed by…

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