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This is an example of a near perfect film. It most certainly is a comedy and the blend of serious story and personal conflict makes the light-hearted moments hilarious and touching. I have never seen this kind of humour so effectively portrayed on film and perhaps some of the other reviewers simply have not been fortunate to find themselves in this kind of "pickle". Sometimes events are so unbelievable, or so obviously predictable that you have to surrender yourself to fate and laugh. This movie is about the immensity of fate and how man is but a small raft on the big ocean. He can only paddle to avoid waves and laugh at his fortune as he makes his way towards a distant shore, perhaps never reaching it. It is pure beauty.
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