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Shoppen (2006)

By attending speed dating, 9 single women and 9 single men are 'shopping' for a life partner.

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Ralf Westhoff

Writer:

Ralf Westhoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Weber ... Jörg
Anna Böger ... Susanne
Felix Hellmann Felix Hellmann ... Patrick
Katharina M. Schubert Katharina M. Schubert ... Isabella (as Katharina Schubert)
David Baalcke ... Frank
Julia Koschitz Julia Koschitz ... Susanna
Martin Butzke Martin Butzke ... Markus
Kathrin von Steinburg Kathrin von Steinburg ... Miriam
Matthias Bundschuh Matthias Bundschuh ... Thorsten
Mediha Cetin Mediha Cetin ... Mediha
Thomas Limpinsel Thomas Limpinsel ... Egon
Lisa Wagner ... Irina
Oliver Bürgin Oliver Bürgin ... Jens
Julia Heinze ... Jasmin
Stephan Zinner Stephan Zinner ... Jürgen
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By attending speed dating, 9 single women and 9 single men are 'shopping' for a life partner.

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Weil man reden können muss, um die große Liebe zu finden. (Because you have to be able to talk to find your one and only love.)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Ditzy relationship propaganda
23 May 2007 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

Not finding the right words is everybody's problem in this vaudeville-type urban comedy. They don't know what to say, and they don't know how to say it, which is why they embark on the potentially humiliating enterprise of pre-arranged speed dating. Unfortunately, they all come across as cardboard characters rather than real people. The story follows a conventional three-act structure: getting to know the sizable cast in their sorry single lives, the actual dating circuit, and a final stretch of romantic fallout, showcasing some of the new-found couples' follies. Because it's all so predictable, I'd say that as a narrative, "Shoppen" is a failure. As a comedy, most of the time it's too goofy to be really funny. Thumbs up to Kathrin von Steinburg. She stands out from the soap opera crowd as the aloof, independently wealthy Miriam. Great makeup on her too (Verena Weißert): Heavy eye shadow meets skin-tone lip gloss, creating a brooding and bohemian, yet girlish effect. Thumbs up also to Stefan Zinner as the Bavarian love machine and Tanja Schleiff as the hot nutritionist. They bypass the communication challenge by way of the timeless body language of copulation.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 May 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Le marché de l'amour See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,557,797
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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