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Heartbreak Hotel (2006)

Elisabeth and Grudren are two Swedish divorcées, both over 40, who meet when Elisabeth parks her car on a loading zone and is ticketed by Gudrun. Depspite this shaky start, a friendship ... See full summary »

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Colin Nutley

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Colin Nutley
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Cast

Credited cast:
Helena Bergström ... Elisabeth Staf, gynecologist
Maria Lundqvist ... Gudrun Nyman, car-park attendant
Claes Månsson ... Åke Nyman
Johan Rabaeus ... Henrik Ek
Jill Johnson ... Herself
Erica Braun Erica Braun ... Liselotte
Marie Robertson Marie Robertson ... Moa
Christoffer Svensson Christoffer Svensson ... Mattias Ek
Niki Gunke Stangertz Niki Gunke Stangertz ... Anna
Jan Waldekranz ... Anna's father
Vas Blackwood ... Cab Driver
Sam Smart Sam Smart
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Magnus Byström Magnus Byström ... Dansare
Andreas Grant
Jean-Luc Julien ... (voice)
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Elisabeth and Grudren are two Swedish divorcées, both over 40, who meet when Elisabeth parks her car on a loading zone and is ticketed by Gudrun. Depspite this shaky start, a friendship grows between the two. Elizabeth, a gynecologist, is sexy and confident. She leads the shy Gudrun through the dangerous waters of single life. But as they cavort through the dance floors and bars of Stockholm's nightlife they are led to a deeper examination of the relationships with men Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Italian | English | French

Release Date:

24 March 2006 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida Começa aos 40 See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,762,765
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AMC Pictures, Sweetwater See more »
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

My Number One
Performed by Helena Paparizou
Composed by Christos Dantis
Lyrics by Natalia Germanou, Christos Dantis
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Very enjoyable movie, but why that ending?
19 October 2006 | by loveslaveSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie a lot. Very good acting in general, very lovable characters, and lots of fun and heart-warming scenes. There was also a good deal of great (dance) music, and not just the kind you would think to hear in a place like the movie's "Heartbreak Hotel", but also some Balkan brass rhythms and very catchy Indian singing. I really appreciated that.

My main complaint is the ending. The ending (last 10-15 minutes) felt like it had been just "pasted" on, with little connection to the rest of the movie. IMHO, the movie would have been better if it had ended earlier. It felt like there was no good idea of how to tie the story together.


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