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Love Trap (2004)

Feestje (original title)
Thijs uses the money he's offered to organize his best mate Ben's wedding to finance his own restaurant.

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Ruud van Hemert
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Antonie Kamerling ... Thijs
Daphne Bunskoek Daphne Bunskoek ... Susan
Beau van Erven Dorens Beau van Erven Dorens ... Ben
Chantal Janzen Chantal Janzen ... Talita
Trudy Labij Trudy Labij ... Anneth Bekooy
Guus Dam Guus Dam ... Walter Bekooy
Roeland Fernhout ... Sigmund
Tara Elders ... Maartje
Cindy Belliot Cindy Belliot ... Charly
Hugo Konings Hugo Konings ... Peter
Edward Koldewijn Edward Koldewijn ... Stef
Menno Stijntjes Menno Stijntjes ... Frank
Giovanni Jap-Ngie Giovanni Jap-Ngie ... Wesley
Patrick Vermin Patrick Vermin ... Boely
Guillermo Blinker Guillermo Blinker ... Carlos
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Storyline

Law student Thijs shares a house in which every room is the HQ of constant cruising for one night stands, relationships are considered a waste of lives. Suddenly Ben, his best mate since childhood, announces he passed on his room to Susan, who brings her studly boyfriend Stef, because Ben is- getting married to heiress Talita Bekooy. Thijs now remembers his old ambition to start his own restaurant, but can't get a bank loan- until Ben recommends Thijs, the till then reluctant best man, to his in-laws-to-be as MC for the society wedding of the year, Sir is pleased to hear the extravaganza budget 'reduced' to 150,000 Euros. Then Cupid's arrow hits Thijs himself and Susan, but when the banker tells dad Bekooy he's totally inexperienced and poor, it all crumbles down. Yet the boy bravely perseveres... Written by KGF Vissers

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Imagine: Having a loathing of couples - Being betrayed by your best friend getting married. Now imagine meeting the woman of your dreams... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Connections

References I Love You Too (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Calling Out
Written by Van Orly (as Vanorly), Kilian (as Kilian) and Sugaty
Performed by Van Orly (as Vanorly)
Courtesy of Strengholt Music Group
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Not as bad as it sounds... but not very good either
19 August 2004 | by TheOtherFoolSee all my reviews

Feestje! has all the characteristics of a bad Dutch movie: it's main actor is a 38 year old playing a student, there's meaningless, unfunctional sex in it and the story doesn't make any sense. You can have worse times though...

Ruud van Hemert brought his dynamic duo from his previous flop, 'Ik Ook Van Jou' back into this one, and I must say that Van Erven Dorens is likable in his role, although one can tell it's not acting which he does for a living. Kamerling meanwhile isn't the actor a lot of people once thought he would be, and picking roles like this one won't help either.

The story: Ben (Van Erven Dorens) is about to marry Talita (Chantal Janzen), and is been bragging to her parents about his best friend and best man Thijs (Kamerling). He does this so well they want him to plan the weddingparty. While Thijs really is a sloppy student only believing in one night stands and hating couples and marriage...

Things complicate when social worker Susan (Daphne Bunskoek) steps into his life and he wants to start off his own bar/restaurant...

The movie at times is extremely messy (watch the scene where Thijs and Susan are in the kitchen at night, talking. It seems that in every shot they are standing in another part of the kitchen) and the acting, as said before, is only so and so. Still, I had an OK time with it what couldn't be said about Ik Ook Van Jou.

PS If you're a big Chantal Janzen fan, you can skip this one as she has about 1 line in it.

4/10.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

12 February 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Trap See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$647,110
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DTS | Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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