Before Tilda's parents can put her beloved grandfather in an old people's home due to his progressing Alzheimer disease, she takes him on one last adventure that subliminally threatens to tear her family apart.
Its a story about a special love, the love between TILDA and her grandfather AMANDUS. Amandus has Alzheimers. He always was the bon vivant, the humorous and beloved head of the family now he starts acting like a child. Only the ten year old Tilda can deal with him and his disease she looks at it with the eyes of a child and a kind of humour and sensitivity that makes it easier to approach Amandus when he is lost in his new own world. This special connection approaches the disease in a humorous but emotional way, without forgetting about its tragedy.
Sorry for the good rating - ONE - still far too good for this extremely crappy movie.
I quite used to like Till Schweiger for his appearances in older films, but I really started to dislike this guy for his appearances on TV recently regarding different political issues - and I really start to "hate" him for this movie - since he not only wrote the script but also had to (compulsively?) use his own kids to do the movie! Well, this kiddy-girl who plays the lead is really such a bad actress that it might have saved the movie if she would not have got the role by her father. Family business sucks, especially if one is some sort of frickin' dilettante, as in the case of this sorry girly! And how often her stupid-strange-expression-face-head pops up on screen - it really made me wanna puke after a while. Also technically this movie is a mess.
Hallervorden, on the contrary and as always, plays quite well - but of course he ain't got no clue at all how to play an Alzheimer-candidate - even if he looks like one (but he does so since ages)! Instead this whole crappy movie turns out to be some sort of would-be-funny-comedy - but having Alzheimer is not funny at all, I tell ya. I've seen someone who watched this movie who has got this disease, and watching it made him wanna kill the makers of this film, as he told me afterwards. It is no sign of decency nor is it a sign of intelligence to make a movie in ways that make people wanna destroy you!
I have to deal with Alzheimer patients each day at work, and this movie is really NOT AT ALL helpful regarding this disease: neither does it display the REAL Alzheimer as it is, nor does it deal with this overall issue adequately! Instead it seems to take the Mickey out of the subject and mock at both these patients and their relatives! Nobody ever would act or react as these stupid folks in this stupid movie do - neither the Alzheimer-candidate nor the Alzheimer-relatives! So is this funny? Not at all. Alzheimer means real horror. So is this helpful (in dealing with that disease)? Not at all. It just shows some stupid clowns walking around like brainless ants in a totally senseless plot.
The fact, that this whole stupid crap even won some award really makes all this even worse: cause it doesn't mean that this movie has got at least some hidden qualities, but it rather does show in what sorry state we live in. These idiotic awards this moron-movie won is just the proof of the sensational shortcomings of our so-called "culture" and our completely insane Zeitgeist, that obviously sipped into the minds of the makers of this movie and as well into the minds of the jury that made this movie have awards, on top of everything, and nothing more.
Luckily my TV has got an off-button. So I turned the frickin' sh-t off after 40 minutes, cause I couldn't stand it anymore. 140 Minutes of mere garbage? Unbearable! Is there some super-extra-money if a movie-maker crosses the 120-minute-line? I just wonder how sick a brain must be to write some stuff like this! But Schweiger outed himself on various occasions as warmonger and at the same time "fascist anti-fascist" (yes, such people do exist indeed today!) and also as an as violent as antidemocratic refugee-lover. So what can one really expect from such a distorted mind full of sh.t like Schweiger's?
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