When I went to this one on a recent rainy November night, there were four other people in a cinema that seats about 200. This was the movie's first week, and I guess it will also be its last. As original as a Japanese mid-size sedan and a well-made as an American truck, WWGW feels about twice as long as its TV-friendly 88 minutes. Axel Schreiber and Isaak Dentler are likable enough as a couple of floppy schmoes dreaming of making movies, but over-eager wide-eyed small-screen regular Nadja Bobyleva in the part of their shared love interest bugs me so much that I find it hard to believe anyone would put up with her. On the bright side, Mike Marzuk has thrown in two running gags that made me sit it out rather than walk out mid-movie: There is an on-screen bard reminiscent of Jonathan Richman in "There's Something About Mary", and there is Hedwig Podzich in the silent part of Heinz Gerner's nameless live-in wheelchair-bound grandma, reprising her role from Clemens Pichler's 2003 short "Shit Happens". She commands the scene whenever she appears.
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