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You Really Got Me (2001)

Amatørene (original title)
Jan's fastfood-business is going bankrupt, his girlfriend has left him, and he is being exploited by his live-in father. Therefore, he has nothing to loose when he gets mixed up in the ... See full summary »

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Robert Skjærstad ...
Jan
Andrine Sæther ...
Helle
Philip Zandén ...
Iver
Trond Høvik ...
Bent
Per Schaanning ...
Rolf
Bernhard Ramstad ...
Robert
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Miki
Berit Boman ...
Grete
Ingrid Jørgensen ...
Eva
Eli Anne Linnestad ...
Apoteker
Jorunn Kjellsby ...
Servitrise
John Ivar Bye ...
Stefan
Lars Bonnevie Hjort ...
Roy Fløtten
Truls Tveito ...
Stig
Kyrre Hellum ...
Journalist
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Jan's fastfood-business is going bankrupt, his girlfriend has left him, and he is being exploited by his live-in father. Therefore, he has nothing to loose when he gets mixed up in the kidnapping of famous rock star Iver Mo. But Jan has never been able to do anything right his whole life, and there are others who want to get their hands on the ransom money. Written by Signy

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The greatest amateur in the world caught in a hopeless situation where no one can predict the result.

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Great black comedy...
20 May 2013 | by (Åland Islands) – See all my reviews

In case you are in a mood for that special blend of black humor, realistic characters and difficult, but funny situations that actually happen in real life Amatørene is the movie for you. Granted, it is a bit more obscure than the usual black comedies that we are used to, but only by recognition, this is a phenomenal movie that is waiting to be discovered. The concept is pretty much simple, you take one average (maybe below, sorry) guy and his life and make that at an almost every junction in his life he makes a wrong turn. His life sucks, and he didn't deserve this, but if you can identify yourself with him and some of his problems you can actually help yourself, it's always good to get some perspective on your life… But don't get me wrong, its not preachy or anything, just cleverly and relatively realistically written, with situations that happen to almost anyone at one point in life (what, they could totally happen...).

Lets face it, Jan is a loser… He lives with his father who harasses him constantly, while running a fast food joint that is not doing well, and by not doing well I mean its bankrupt. While we are on the harassment subject, he also has a girlfriend, well 'nuff said. With no way out, and his life slowly falling apart, especially since his girlfriend left him (even that isn't as good as it sounds for him), he is desperate. So, when he accidentally gets involved in a kidnapping of a famous rock star, he decides that enough is enough…

Great thing about movies like this is that you can watch them as a bunch of interesting and funny stuff or you can get all analytical and stuff, and follow one mans journey through some rough times. In the end, the life is a journey, not a destination (totally quote worthy), and maybe we should all treat it like that, with a positive spin and attitude…

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