Shake It (2001)
"En kort en lang" (original title)

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Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big ... See full summary »



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Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big question to Jørgen. Jørgen happily accepts Jacobs marriage proposal, but then something happens: Jacob falls in love with a girl, and not just any girl. The girl is Caroline, married to Jørgens younger brother Tom. Jacob's life suddenly gets very complicated, trying to figure out whether he wants to spend his life with Jørgen or Caroline. Most of all, he wants both! When Caroline gets pregnant with Jacob, matters are even more complicated. Written by Frustrator

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Release Date:

16 November 2001 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Shake Your Heart  »

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DKK 16,500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The person Sørmand who Frederik talks about all the time is finally revealed in the photos during the end credits. It turns out to be the real-life TV host Søren Kaster who among other things was the first host of the Danish version of "Jeopardy!". See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits photos show what happens later. E.g. the happy family with the new baby, Mads with the female cop, etc. See more »


References The Celebration (1998) See more »


Boomerang Baby
Lyrics by B. Hore
Performed by Salem
Song part performed by Mikkel Risbjerg
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Supporting role's everywhere!
6 May 2002 | by (Copenhagen D.C.) – See all my reviews

This film is a mess.

From the beginning it is clear that this movie's first and foremost wish is: Your sympathy. It is clear that debutant director Hella Joof (probably Denmark's most succesful black actress!) has a lot of love for her characters. And that is probably why she has decided to fill this movie with a bunch of originals. And you wonder why there are so many of them. Many have one or two punch lines each - Peter Frödin as the only supporting role has got more! - and then they just remain there, filling the void left in which we ought to laugh. It seems as a waste of acting capacity seeing Ellen Hillingsøe, Pernille Højmark, Ditte Gråbøl, Thomas Winding, Lars Knutzon, Ghita Nørby, Hannah Bjarnhof etc. have so little screen time.

The plot surrounds the gay couple played very straight by Mads Mikkelsen and Troels Lyby. The one falls in love with the others sister in law and here goes trouble as it is in a bisexual reality.

The actors seem pretty much left to themselves and as most of them are experienced that can do. But Joof's eager to plaster celebrity Danes in every little part of the movie is ridiculous. Bodil award winner Zlatko Buric gets one line as a taxi driver - and that is symptomatic for the entire movie.

The only supporting role that earns praise is Lotte Merete Andersen as the doctor. She gets 30 second and steals the scene. That is acting!

Joof is famous for her special and somewhat childish humor as expressed in acting ensembles "Det Brune Punktum" and "Lex & Klatten" and it shows also here. Her fondness of 'dirty' words here are nevertheless not funny at all but seems misplaced in a film about very sensitive adults.

All in all this is a disappointment. Indeed one of the weakest Danish comedies in years.

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