The only friend Jim can get is the only friend he really doesn't want, the fat boy called Pitbullterje. But for the first time in life he will experience that a friend can be both easy and difficult to cope with.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Petrus Andreas Christensen ...
Jim (as Petrus A. Christensen)
Jørgen Foss ...
Terje
Robert Lindahl Haug ...
Kurt
Vetle Næss ...
Roger
Charlotte Brode ...
Hanne
Rosa Engebrigtsen Bye ...
Kari (as Rosa E. Bye)
Kristin Skogheim ...
Mor
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Torstein
Andreas Cappelen ...
Berne
Nina Engelund ...
Butikkdame
Martin Anda ...
Jens
Mina Marlen Apalvik ...
Engle
Michell Blekkan ...
Engle
Liv Johanne Hjortdal ...
Engle
Irja Martine Linderud Skabo ...
Engle
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The only friend Jim can get is the only friend he really doesn't want, the fat boy called Pitbullterje. But for the first time in life he will experience that a friend can be both easy and difficult to cope with.

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Ein Wachhund für Mama oder wie man aus einem Pudel einen Pitbull macht  »

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Towards the end, when Jim is flame-farted and Terje try to save him, you later see Jim lying on the ground with smoke coming out of his hair. This smoke is cigarette smoke the set decorator, prop assistant and production assistant blew into his hair right before take. See more »

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When Jim and his mom are discussing the party, the letters on the refrigerator change from "ASRTID" to "ASTRID" to "ASITRD". See more »

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Features Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One (1963) See more »

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When Saturday Lunch Time Comes...
27 October 2007 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Sometimes it happens that you switch on the telly and you fall into a film which began five minutes ago - and although you have no idea what this film is about or where it will lead, you just can't stop watching because the actors and their characters keep you prisoner. This happened to me this Saturday lunch time.

If someone tells you simply the story line in one sentence, "there's a boy who is about 11 who meets a new classmate who is big and fat and no one likes him, and that fat boy forces the first boy to be friends with him while the first boy actually would like to be friends with the class bully, and has a mother who suffers from agoraphobia and the fat boy's father is a drunk who works as a rude Father Christmas"- well, then you probably would think, erm, no thanks, not for me, too weird. But this weird story works brilliantly.

Both boy actors are great, very natural, good acting for their age, some adults could learn a thing or two from them; good acting equally from mother, father, teacher and other children from school. There is something about Scandinavian films, that you rarely find in other films, and I can't quite find the right words to describe it. They have a way to present the quirkiest story as if it could happen to you any time. And that makes it magically good and you want more like it.

Also look out for the actor who plays the teacher, Andreas Cappelen, in Monstertorsdag, another weird film, yet for an entirely adult audience.

This film here deserves a clear 9 out of 10.


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