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The story is as average and boring as it can be: Boy meets girl at the Spanish coast, boy and girl fall in love, but the love between the two seems impossible and everyone and everything is against their love. At the end of the movie the film becomes some kind of weird kung-fu movie were the guys in white fight the guys in black. Awful!
The action is so bad that it makes you laugh. The dances in the film that I think are supposed to be cool are so simple and laughable that even I can do them! And Georgina Verbaan is possibly the most irritating person i've ever seen on screen.
Johan Nijenhuis is on his way of becoming the Dutch Ed Wood. His movies are so bad that they make you laugh.
Victor Löw however gives a surprising good performance and Daan Schuurmans also acts OK.
So please for your own sake don't watch this movie. However if you like watching soaps this might be very well worth your time.
I'm not sure how long it took to write the script, but i suspect somewhere between 15 minutes and 20 minutes because you're watching a bunch of random scenes for 90 minutes long. Nothing, and i mean nothing is believable in this movie. It's almost too riduculous for words what happens with the storyline. Suddenly the movie transforms into a sort of karate action thing. With a one-on-one fight with 'the bad guy in black' and cliche car chase scenes trough a watertank-car (can it be more cheesy). Also the words character-development and casting are unfamiliar to the makers.
After having seen "Traffic" 3 days before this, i fell from sheer brilliance, from a piece of art to this. This is film-making at it's saddest. And don't start about low budget. Because even with a low budget you could write a better script. It almost seems that the film-makers were too busy partying themselves to make a decent movie.
Anyway the chicks in the water at the end made it up a little bit, but for the rest of it, don't waste your money on such garbage.
The film sets out in one of Spains favourable vacation settings, Salou. Especially for senior high-school sudents this place is recommendable. Youngsters go there to party, get drunk and getting lot's of girls.
Main characters in this feature are the 'proppers' of discotheque Costa. Proppers are people who work for a discotheque and try to get other people coming to their party's. Therefor, there is a lot of competition with other discotheques, such as Empire.
The film starts out in the Netherlands where three girls prepare their vacation to Spain, one of them HAS to bring her little teenage sister(Verbaan). The film guide-lines us through the 'dirty-dancing' journey of Verbaan and one of the proppers(Daan Schuurmans). Despite this, the relationship between Daan Schuurmans and one of his female-colleaques(Katja Schuurman) is also notable.
This romantic new of age DIRTY DANCING takes you through one and a half our of pure entertainment. Don't be prepared for a clever script and dialogue. Just expect a funny slapstick typical dutch movie, to see with your friends...In Salou people forget who they really are, that's what the story is all about...Don't forget that!
it just makes me feel good every time I see it. Okay, the acting isn't all that and its a real chick flick but it's just a funny, relaxing movie!!!!! If you're a girl (or boy) who loves to watch a movie without having to think too hard, just relaxing then Costa! is the movie for you!
I saw it with my friends in the theater when I was 15 I think and maybe its because of a nostalgic feeling that I still love it, or maybe it's just my taste in movies (I'm a Dirty Dancing,The Notebook,... kind of girl) ... anyway, enjoy the movie!!!!!
The first ten minutes proved me right. It looks like it's a sequel because the characters aren't introduced. But after, I was wrong.
It's a very paced movie with a solid script. Behind clichés, there are some values as backbone: love is from the heart not the eyes, friends stand together, the social unrest of dutch youth which is champions in vacations and terrible losers back home!
Personnaly, I found the "ugly" character pretty sympathetic and original It's a pity that Katja plays a bitch because she has too much to give!
As I found the DVD while my Belgium stay, I can't see the following show here in France so I recommend it anyway!
Enjoy the dancing and the fun Ugly Duck Becomes Beautiful Swan story. Enjoy Verbaan´s clumsiness, enjoy La Schuurman´s beautiful body displayed on a giant screen, enjoy the jokes and, if you have ever been with a bunch of young people on holiday, enjoy all those instantly recognizable moments. I did.
Johan Nijenhuis' film Costa! is a very entertaining and masterly constructed film that is aimed to please. In a genre (romantic comedy) that was not made before in Holland, combined with all the local Dutch stars you can think of and an American-like marketing campaign it is one of the best Dutch films I have seen in years and can be compared with the likes of Coyote Ugly and She's All That. It's result on the Dutch audience equals that of films like Saturday Night Fever and Dirty Dancing.
Hopefully the Dutch film industry is finally growing up.
Maybe it says something....