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Before the Wedding: Bier’s Latest a Vibrant Vehicle for Dyrholm

Susanne Bier returns with an uncharacteristically light film, Love Is All You Need, after her 2011 Best Foreign Language Film win for In a Better World. The result is, without a doubt, a mainstream effort that has all the predictable benchmarks of the well worn romantic comedy. But Bier, along with her regular screenwriting collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen, proves the possibility of just how enjoyable and genuine the genre can be, generously giving us a host of well written, likeable characters, that are (for the most part) realistically rendered. Perhaps Nancy Meyers can take note.

Ida (Trine Dyrholm) has only recently completed her successful chemotherapy treatment of her breast cancer. Her immediate plans are to start having fun with her husband of twenty three years, Leif (Kim Bodnia), starting with traveling to Italy to attend daughter Astrid’s (Molly Blixt Egelind »

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