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Anders Baasmo Christiansen,
I'm a big fan of simple brainless comedies without any other artistic merits than trying to make people laugh. I think it's good that the Norwegian movie industry is finally trying to make some lighthearted comedies. But it's sad to see that this is the best they can come up with.
This movie is pretty much a definition of everything that has ever been wrong with Norwegian cinema. It's full of unnatural and stilted dialog, predictability, bad acting, characters that are at best simple stereotypes void of any personality, and a plot full of holes that doesn't make any sense even in the alternate reality of a "crazy comedy" (to quote the director).
I don't expect much from a movie like this. If they even just managed to keep it on the same level of some of the much hated sequels of known comedies I'd be happy. But this isn't even on the same level that movies like "Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow" or "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd".
It's ironic to think about how the director criticized other Norwegian movies for not being "audience friendly" enough, in his speech on premiere night, and then goes onto deliver this movie that is nothing short of an insult to the audiences intelligence and love for movies.
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