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I'll Come Running (2008)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  18 October 2008 (USA)
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A young Danish man traveling through Texas hooks up with an Austin girl, and even though they're not planning to see each other again, tragic circumstances lead her to his doorstep in Denmark.

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Pelle Juul / Milhouse
Kjartan Arngrim ...
Max
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Kristian
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Veronica / Lisa
Hallie Bulleit ...
Tess
Jessica Hedrick ...
Boss Lady
Brandi Jo Perkins ...
Disorienated Girl Punk (as Brandi Perkins)
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Boy Punk
Taryn Waldman ...
Second Girl Punk
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Karim
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Carl
Mical Trejo ...
Eddie
Andrew Rice ...
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Second Soda Vendor
Lana Dieterich ...
Restaurant Grandmother
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Pelle is in Texas with two other Danes when he's had enough of travel; he wants to go home. His friends drive on, and a waitress suggests he stay the night in her empty bedroom. Her flatmate Veronica walks him home by way of a party; they hit it off and spend two days having fun, mostly in her bed, calling each other "Milhouse" and "Lisa." He tells stories about Denmark and Søren, his quixotic best friend. Pelle and Veronica exchange numbers; after a fatal car crash, she decides she must go to Denmark immediately. Once there, she meets Pelle's family and Søren: her lack of Danish leads to misunderstandings. What is she doing there? Can feelings of connection migrate to others? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Cello Sonata In A Minor, Op 36, II
Performed by C. Neil Parsons
Written by Edvard Grieg
Arrangement by C. Neil Parsons (BMI)
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Sex Ain't Love, and It's No Use Pretending
2 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very insightful film about impetuousness, sex, and the unique ability that sex has to cause people to mistake it for love, a phenomenon especially prevalent among the young.

The film centers on a slightly-naifish Texas waitress who hooks up with a cynical but lovable Danish tourist. They satisfy the powerful sexual energy between them over a few days, and then a plot twist turns the girl's world upside down. As a result, the waitress makes a series of improbable and extremely irresponsible decisions that lead her on a journey to Denmark. As often happens, the bad decision making just keeps compounding and, by the end, the entire affair turns into a monumental train wreck.

When I say "improbable" I include a few plot twists that are not really plausible in terms of the time line. But no matter. The characters are likable and the story compelling, so maybe viewers will not notice until they think about the movie afterwords.

The movie works because the waitress is transformed by the experience and finally becomes able to sort out the differences between passionate sexual attraction and real love, which can only be conferred through a lasting relationship.

In the last minute of the movie, the waitress makes her first good, responsible decision in the entire film, and that makes the journey worth the investment.


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