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The Dog Trick (2002)

Hundtricket - The Movie (original title)
A shy but very romantic young man tries to meet a girl by walking a borrowed dog. The trick works unbelievably well. They fall in love.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linus Wahlgren ... Simon
Josephine Bornebusch ... Mia
Alexander Skarsgård ... Micke
Ivan Nikcevic Ivan Nikcevic ... Mario
Kjell Bergqvist ... Teacher
Roger Zapfe Roger Zapfe ... Bouncer
Dag Finn Dag Finn ... Himself
Meral Tasbas Meral Tasbas ... Herself
Malin Hortell Malin Hortell ... Linda
Tina Harbom Tina Harbom ... Emma
Pontus Gårdinger ... Himself
Sofia Zouagui Sofia Zouagui ... Bella
Sara Lewerth Sara Lewerth ... Sanna
Inga Ocklind Inga Ocklind ... Old lady in park
Lamine Dieng Lamine Dieng ... Taxi driver
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Simon dreams of finding his one true love. Until then, he spends most of his time watching sloppy tearjerkers on video. He also shies away from the shallow young women that he and his friends Micke and Mario meet at bars. But Micke suggests one thing that is a guaranteed babe-magnet: taking a dog out for walks. It's an instant success for Simon, he meets the delightful Mia who immediately takes a liking to him. But things are not always what they may look like. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Sweden

Language:

Swedish

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25 October 2002 (Sweden) See more »

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A trükkös eb See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Very ordinary and unoriginal, but saved by confident attitude
4 July 2005 | by BrevitySee all my reviews

There's very little originality in this comedic effort that hasn't too many laughs. It's all there, the whole package: the meeting, the fall, the problem that arises, (the annoying buddy,) the airport finale, the informative neighbour, the oh-look-her-boyfriend-isn't-that-innocent-either so-it's-okay-for-her-to-leave-him-for-the-other-guy moment... (Notice the gap in the word there? The doors made me do it.) Then, should it all be there?

The only twists are the titular gimmick and the helpful cab driver. If they didn't have anything new to say - and, more importantly, had this little to say, they could at least have cut the film by twenty-something minutes. The surpriseless, uninspired dialogue, the nothing-exciting-here-either look and the thoroughly bad, tacked-on soundtrack don't help.

That said, there are a couple of scenes that are better than the whole, and the film-makers haven't any problems getting through the duration, so it's not as if this could make anybody suffer. They know they haven't "anything to add" and don't even pretend they do. Some don't and do, and that is a situation much worse than this.


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