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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Perfect movie about being imperfect, 10 July 2012
9/10

In my book, this is one of the best and most enjoyable "Bridget Jones" type movies, albeit with a male protagonist. The characters initially seems like a hopeless crowd, and the humor is mostly based around their flawed relationships, but also the stresses and challenges of combining a meaningless job with looking for the perfect girlfriend play in. This movie does this very elegantly, with small but important scenes conveying the story to the viewer, and without being too obvious this movie seems fresh and surprisingly funny. The movie also avoids a lot of the pitfalls one sees in comedies these days. I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a "feel good"-movie.

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Good directing altogether but falling short in the characters, 23 May 2010
4/10

Although this in essence is a truly scary horror movie which will undoubtedly scare happy teens for years to come, the characters in it are sadly - despite very good acting skills on some parts - largely unrealistic in the way they are portrayed. It became a bit annoying in the end, because they were all acting in that particular way, indicating that this perhaps was just a directing mistake - or I speculate it could also be that it was done intentionally to "take the edge off" and make the movie a bit "less" frightening actually (though unlikely).

My issue is that there is a bit "too much" acting; people who have been involved in cases like these, be it up close or just a reporter, tend to speak about them in a detached, matter-of-fact way. This is both natural and helpful, and is probably a kind of defense-measure on part of the human psyche. The officers, forensic investigators, family and so on are often here showing the "theatre" syndrome, exaggerating both voices and body language.

Maybe I'm just boring, analytical and interested in details, but don't forget - every good police officer or forensic detective probably are as well :-P

If you don't care or saw the movie and didn't notice anything unnatural, then good for you - you got your moneys worth :)

For a comparison in what I mean, take a look at *any* episode of *any* true crime investigation, e.g. Crime Investigation Australia.