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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:


Author: Erynnia from Austria
4 July 2003

although i am a total iceland fanatic, i did not enjoy this movie at all. the actors are acting badly, the story is pretty uninteresting and not realistic...the whole film is full of cliches and flat/superficious characters.

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

The worst Icelandic film so far...

Author: martin_benda from Prague, Czech Republic
1 December 2000

I was really very disappointed. Boring, confusing, not funny.

I have seen much better movies of the similar principle like Fiasko wanted to be. (Much better is for example Swedish film Tic-Tac or Czech Knoflikari). This film had some good scenes but very few. It was like from today's Reykjavik, stories of three people which were connected just by chance. It was too weird.

It is really very bad film. But I understand it. I've seen like ten Icelandic films so far and every of them was really great. It's impossible to produce just good films... So in general, I do recommend Icelandic cinematography!

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

nothing special really

Author: govi from Germany
16 December 2003

24 hours in the life of a grandfather, a mother and a daughter- looking for love in different ways. It does have its funny moments (the worshippers and the like) but overall, it is disappointing. And if you're looking for landscapes or something to see from Reykjavik - nothing either :-(

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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Clever religious comedy in Pulp Fiction style

Author: WasteBot from U.S.A.
14 April 2002

Multiple stories going on that are pulled together neatly at the end. I suppose you could call it a very funny tragedy, too. Acting and directing are well done. Even if your only intent is to capture additional insight into the land of Bjork (Iceland), you'll come away surprised and satisfied.

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6 out of 18 people found the following review useful:

Christian hypocrisy-Again?

Author: Scott Carpenter from Los Angeles
12 May 2000

I enjoyed the division of this movie into three loosely related storylines. I really enjoyed the first two storylines. They were concise windows into the human condition. One can't help but feel sympathetic for the grandpa foolishly pursuing a relationship which seems doomed to discord.

Unfortunately, the last storyline really spoiled the movie for me. Aren't we all tired of seeing movies about hypocritical pastors and Christians? The constant harping on this as if it were funny or innovative bores me to death. In addition, the movie portrays a church service as pure group-think crowd hysteria and pastor worship. I suppose there are a few churches like this, but I think people are tired of seeing such ignorant, insulting, and ham-handed "social commentary" about the Church. If you want to tell others how much you hate God or the Church, write a letter to the editor, don't ask us to watch your movie for entertainment.

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