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Playing Solo (2007)
"Sooloilua" (original title)

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Emma and Joel find each other to be the perfect match, after each is dumped by their partners on the same day. Emma discovers she is pregnant and ends up taking care of Joel's mother while ... See full summary »

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Saija Lentonen ...
Emma Huilu
Kari-Pekka Toivonen ...
Joel Abrahamsson
Kristiina Elstelä ...
Lea Abrahamsson
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Larissa Lehtonen
Tatu Siivonen ...
Janne
Jarkko Nyman ...
Mikki
Jani Karvinen ...
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Toimituspäällikkö
Jusufi Gazmend ...
Georges
Maggie Lindholm ...
Marie
Outi Haaranen ...
Suominen
Jouko Klemettilä ...
Tappinen
Mina Laamo ...
Naistoimittaja
Mika Kurvinen ...
Miestoimittaja
Auli Jormakka ...
Martta
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Emma and Joel find each other to be the perfect match, after each is dumped by their partners on the same day. Emma discovers she is pregnant and ends up taking care of Joel's mother while he goes off on tour to conduct around the world. Pregnancy, a crazy mother-in-law, trust and loyalty test the couple to make the right decisions.

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Elstelä Rocks!
4 May 2008 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

"Sooloilua" is a story of difficult relationships and love. Emma (Saija Lentonen) is a journalist who gets suddenly sent to interview a successful conductor and ladies man Joel Abrahamsson (Kari-Pekka Toivonen). The interview fails but surprisingly Emma and Joel find themselves caught in swirls of love. Then Emma ends up nurturing Joel's demented mother (Kristiina Elstelä). And the difficult mother is not the only turn along the way...

"Sooloilua" is a first full-length movie for the director Lauri Nurkse. Nurkse manages to make a very decent job. He has had a great chance to work with the most capable Finnish actors like Kristiina Elstelä who is the real dynamo of the film. Elstelä makes a funny and touching performance as Joel's mother Lea. Saija Lentonen is sweet and subtle as Emma and Kari-Pekka Toivonen fits well in the part of our little pathetic-side conductor. "Sooloilua" is based on a same-named novel by Katja Kallio who has also scribbled the script. The result is a working, entertaining romantic comedy.

"Sooloilua" hits your laugh-nerve and makes you enjoy your journey with the three different main-characters!


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