6.0/10
2,482
15 user 10 critic

Shake It (2001)

En kort en lang (original title)
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Monas verden (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A Danish comedy about Mona, who suddenly has a lot to deal with after being taken hostage at a bank robbery, then chased by the love sick bank robber. The cocaine sniffing boss makes her days miserable until he ODs and she takes over.

Director: Jonas Elmer
Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Mads Mikkelsen
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Four small gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop in ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Søren Pilmark, Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When handyman Niller comes to install Sus' new kitchen one day, their immediate crush is a sweet escape from both of their problematic relationships.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Niels Olsen, Søs Egelind
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Line Kruse
Open Hearts (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Sonja Richter, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jesper Jensen is a successful IT salesman who stops at nothing, even if it means backstabbing his best friend. Being number one in the company and having a beautiful wife and a lovely home,... See full summary »

Director: Rasmus Heide
Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mick Øgendahl
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade
Prague (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Christoffer and Maja's trip to Prague to bring back Chistoffer's deceased father evolves into the story of a break-up. In the wake of the events that follow, secrets gradually emerge which threaten to destroy their marriage.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Borivoj Navrátil
Nattens engel (1998)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Rebecca has inherited her grandmother's Gothic mansion and brings both her best friend an her boyfriend for a weekend. While exploring the crypts they discover an old dusty book, which ... See full summary »

Director: Shaky González
Stars: Maria Stokholm, Mette Louise Holland, Tomas Villum Jensen
Now (2003)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man and a woman meet in 1960. They marry because that's what you are supposed to do. But something goes wrong on their wedding night. They have no idea what to do with each other. ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Staho
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Erland Josephson, Mikael Persbrandt
Adam's Apples (2005)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro
Wildside (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Charming desperado Ossy, carryng a deadly secret, tracks down his childhood pal Jimmy in Iceland. But Jimmy, now with a family and a regular job, will do anything to hide his past.

Director: Simon Staho
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Mads Mikkelsen, Nukâka
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jacob
...
Jørgen
Charlotte Munck ...
Caroline
...
Tom
Oskar Walsøe ...
Oskar
Peter Frödin ...
Frederik
Nikolaj Steen ...
Mads
Ditte Gråbøl ...
Inge
Morten Kirkskov ...
Adrian
Henning Jensen ...
Palle
Pernille Højmark ...
Ellen
...
Anne
Ghita Nørby ...
Bine
Thomas Winding ...
Hans Henrik
Klaus Bondam ...
Præsten
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

16 November 2001 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Shake Your Heart  »

Box Office

Budget:

DKK 16,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

References The Postman (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Lidt in love
Music by Peter Hellemann Jørgensen (as Peter Hellemann)
Lyrics by Laura Illeborg
Performed by Laura Illeborg
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Not-so-straight Story
12 December 2001 | by (Slagelse, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Spoiled want-it-all Jacob wants to marry his male partner Jørgen, but happens to fall for Jørgen´s brother´s wife, leading to many hilarious situations and poignant moments. Actress Hella Joof´s directing debut has laugh-out-loud comedy and sensitive drama in equal measures, with excellent performances by the three leads, Mads Mikkelsen as Jacob, Troels Lyby as his long-suffering partner, and Charlotte Munck as the girl who gets between them. Gay stereotypes abound, but performed by a talented cast, with Peter Frödin and Nikolaj Steen as standouts. Film has its share of flaws and doesn´t quite steer clear of romantic movie clichés, that airport-set denouement just doesn´t ring true, but the film is so appealing that you probably won´t mind. Written by the director and actor Klaus Bondam (who appears as a priest with a red-dyed porcupine haircut) For Danish viewers: Look for an unrecognizable Lars Hjortshøj as an alcoholic and Zlatko Buric as a cab-driver. Be sure to stick around for the end credits and check out the Polaroid snapshots for one final hilarious punchline involving the identity of "Sørmand"! ***


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Name of song hadleys1
Name of song? valkyrie31
Discuss Shake It (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?