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The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)
"Kunsten å tenke negativt" (original title)

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The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

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3 November 2006 (Norway)  »

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Die Kunst des negativen Denkens  »

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Norwegians don't need 150min for a good movie...
24 October 2007 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward to this movie for months. And not because I studied in Norway, but because we are overwhelmed with American love stories, sad stories, catastrophic movies, movies that have to last at least 2 hours and make your body ache with pain. I just wanted to see a movie that has actually something to say, can say it clearly enough and be entertaining at the same time. And it all came true! This film is very much about the fact, that feeling depressed and angry can be sometimes more useful that false positive and light-hearted approach. It helps the pain go away much faster and you can finally, at this desperate and hopeless moment, start a new chapter of your life with a clean slate. Things that we all keep in our minds and are ashamed to think of or even to say aloud are spoken and discussed vividly here with all the logical consequences. And with all this said, you will rather laugh through out this movie than cry or have deep thoughts. They come later :-)


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