Not knowing anything about love, Felix has become used to a 3months relationship cycle after which he is left in grief and misery on a regular basis. It doesn't affect him at length, ...
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Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Not knowing anything about love, Felix has become used to a 3months relationship cycle after which he is left in grief and misery on a regular basis. It doesn't affect him at length, knowing that he has his flatmates Moritz, Jan and his sister Regina to rely on. When Jan decides to move together with his bride to be and Regina cancels their long planned holiday Felix finds himself alone. Moritz of all people who's in constant trouble with his girlfriend Leandra wants to help Felix to find the right one: uncomplicated, forgiving and independent. The first try already has Felix end up in the arms of Maja. Although Maja is done with men and relationships she's OK with a little affair she doesn't tell Felix that she has a 7 year old boy at home. Against Moritz's strong advice Felix falls in love head over heels. But when he hears about Maja's son Paul he panicks. Only Paul knows his mom and her new boyfriend are made for each other... Written by
title essentially means "no more fun", and, well...
while above average by the anemic standards of pro7 tv movies, this "romantic comedy" is hampered by being neither romantic nor funny. furthermore the characters are annoying (especially maja, who is never likeable or interesting, only grins fakely ad nauseum and does not develop whatsoever) and it is utterly impossible to believe they would ever get together, other than perhaps for an ill-considered one-night stand.
the "hero", felix's, appeal is mainly derived from being an infantile loser who seems to do nothing at all except mope around feeling sorry for himself. his milieu, supposedly cool, is wan and dull in every respect, and left me feeling a bit depressed. the end sequence featuring synchronized swimming was a mild secretion of an all-too-lacking imaginative spirit, albeit one ruined by the two annoying kids screaming at each other to wrap up the movie. best thing about this one was the guy who played moritz, otherwise it was a fairly lazy effort.
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