“Lost and Found In Armenia” is the story of a U.S. Senators son named Bill (played by comedian Jamie Kennedy) who takes a vacation in Turkey after a bad break up. After a parasailing accident gone wrong, he ends up in a small village in Armenia and is accused of being a Turkish spy.
He goes missing on a parasail and ends up in another country? This is my kind of movie. Wait, what body of water would he have to get lost in to end up in…oh nevermind.
This is one of those everything-that-can-go-wrong , will-go-wrong, types of comedies. Hilarity does ensue.
When he parasails into the small village, he is unable to speak the language, is branded as a spy, held at gunpoint (several times) and even accused of being Osama Bin Laden, and the whole time he thinks he’s still in Turkey.
It isn’t until he meets the lovely Ani, the only girl in the village who speaks English, whom he falls in love with while she helps him escape his misfortune.
Ani is played by Armenian actress, Angela Sarafyan, who can be seen in the upcoming Twilight film, “Breaking Dawn” playing an Egyptian vampire.
Jamie Kennedy, the films lead, has starred in over 30 films, most known for his role as Randy Meeks in the “Scream” film franchise as well as “Malibu’s Most Wanted.”
The film is billing itself as the “first-ever all Armenian-financed major motion picture.” It was filmed partly in Los Angeles, San Diego and Armenia.
According to the films website, “Lost and Found in Armenia” has it’s goal to be the Foreign Language entry form Armenia for Oscar consideration.
This movie is the first feature length film from Red Tie Production company, an independent film production company based in LA. It is written and directed by Gor Kirakosian (Big Story in a Small City) and produced by Valerie McCaffrey (American History X) and Maral Djerejian (Sideways).