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You can relate to this a lot if you are a Swede around 30
I watched this movie for the first time when it was new. I was then in the same age as most of the characters: that is around 30. I loved it a lot then, because you can relate to so much that troubles you in that age: should I have children, or should I go for the big career instead? How long dare I wait with trying to have children? Is my boyfriend really the right man for life? Or can there be someone better and more exciting out there? Could the great, big love of my life in fact turn out to be an old friend..?
What you do not know when you are 30, is of course that 20 years later you will hardly regret anything... Because life will have fallen into a certain pattern - with or without children, with or without career, with this man or that - and you will have "lived in" this life, and you cannot think of another life anymore, and all the burning feelings and big worries you had then seem far away... Because NOTHING really matters that much in the long run. You will still become old...
The directors Holm and Herngren, who have made several very good Swedish movies together, are experts in finding the situations that many people, and (for some things) especially Swedes can relate to, and to find the funny side of them. It is a good thing to feel: "I am not alone". They can also capture the essence of Sweden - such as the beautiful streets of Stockholm among all the water, the visit to IKEA, and the lavish Midsummer Night celebration.
Just one thing more: this is NOT a romantic movie, and I do not believe it is supposed to be either. The characters are in no way romantic, tragic or especially attractive - they are just ordinary, like you and I!
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