Emily in London
On her first day at her new job in Paris, Emily finds herself confronted by a surly table full of French colleagues who cannot understand why she’s smiling so much, or why she’s so loud. Lucky for her, she can’t understand their snide remarks about her constant, doe-eyed grin or the volume of her cheeriness. But here’s the thing… this is not just something that confuses the French about Americans! Brits also find American naiveté and optimism just as baffling.
If Emily moved to London from Chicago for a job, it would make some sense. Yes, sure, the French barrier creates a few hilarious (read: cringe) moments when Emily can’t understand what’s going on, but it’s also ridiculous. At the very least, give the audience a chance to believe that she would be the first pick for this coveted position! Ship her off to London instead of Paris.