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Sommaren med Göran (2009)

A young man is searching for the woman of his dreams. In pursuit of love he sails out to a midsummer party in the seductive Swedish archipelago.

Director:

Staffan Lindberg

Writers:

Peter Magnusson (scriptwriter), Per Nielsen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Magnusson ... Göran
David Hellenius ... Alex
Mirja Turestedt Mirja Turestedt ... Grynet
Moa Gammel ... Linnea
Alexandra Rapaport ... Sofia
Peter Dalle ... Hans Kjällén
Christine Meltzer ... Elin
Tanja Lorentzon ... Anne
Dan Ekborg ... Greger Bengtzon
Ruth Vega Fernandez Ruth Vega Fernandez ... Mikaela
Niklas Engdahl ... Dodde
Carl Ingemarsson Stjernlöf ... Niklas (as Carl Stjernlöf)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Puck Ahlsell Puck Ahlsell ... Farbror Lorens
Pelle Bergmark Pelle Bergmark ... Eventkille 2
Sara Grahed-Thunberg Sara Grahed-Thunberg ... Hästtjej
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Storyline

The Swedish summer is on and Göran, recently dumped by his girlfriend, is searching for the woman of his dreams. Göran is not altogether in harmony with himself or his work situation and is trying a little bit too hard to please everyone around him. Unlike his best friend however, he is not prepared to compromise with love and settle for the less than perfect girl. In pursuit of love he sails out to a Midsummer party in the seductive Swedish archipelago. Unexpected love lurks in the bright Swedish summer's night ready to rock the raft of romance. Comedy and romance are the main ingredients when a story unfolds about young urban self conscious people in a high society setting. Written by Stella Nova Film

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Midsummer Night's Party See more »

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Budget:

SEK 16,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,000,000 (Sweden), 31 July 2009, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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29 July 2013 | by pivicSee all my reviews

Mia and I watched "Once in Phuket" a while ago. I gave it 1/10 without blinking and would rather forget it. "Sommaren med Göran" is worse. We saw it tonight.

Right now I long to see the most depressing film ever, just to feel something. No, nothing special has happened to me, the film is the reason that I feel this way. I think of the movie "G" where Nazi band sang the line "You are bursting with apathy." I'm bursting with apathy right now.

I'm totally honest now. I really try not to pick cheap points or make fun at someone's expense. Suddenly I feel like I need to express myself, therapeutically, in a different way than when I visited Auschwitz.

Seeing Peter Magnusson's movies makes me ask myself so many questions:

Why does he write them? Where does he get the money to do them? Do the movies sell? How do people feel when they have seen them, if they are able to feel afterwards? Does he really think he is funny, and he has reached some kind of deadline that must be met, whereupon he fills a movie with platitudes and non-jokes? Note: this film is supposedly a comedy. Why does Stockholm display throughout the movie? It is neither beautifully filmed nor fills any function.

Mia wondered why the film is called "Summer with Göran"; indeed, why? It doesn't take place over an entire summer, just a few days, and if the title is just a pastiche of "Summer with Monika", I think Magnusson deserves even more crap than he gets here and now.

A character in the movie has tics. I do not know if Magnusson means it to be funny, or if he has put it in the movie to show that it's okay, because it shouldn't be censored; however, this is just incredibly ugly done. This is not to mention the dialogue. Nobody in Sweden speaks like characters in this film do. I would have preferred the bone-dry Dramaten type of dialogue, but this was just bad. Inappropriate. Arid and stupid.

Magnusson's character is not interesting in any way. He doesn't say anything engaging. His job is not interesting. His character is uninteresting - not unlike his character in "Phuket", which was also boring and bland. Pointless and meaningless.

Hardly anyone in the film can play. Peter Dalle and Dan Ekborg are with, and they should be ashamed, they can really act, but not here. Why did they join this? Why?! I'm really asking.

Why was there a dancing and singing scene in the middle of everything, half-assedly choreographed? In a half-empty room with people that look so enthusiastic out that Death from "The Seventh Seal" feels like Håkan Hellström in the video for "Come on Lena" (=very enthusiastic and filled with joie de vivre). This is just so misplaced, rotten and riddled with moths that it goes over the edge to elicit maximum anger and rage, and only makes one apathetic.

A dog is in the film. Is its only rôle to make people laugh from the way it looks? I can find no other reason. But what do I know?

I feel almost apathetic. Writing about this movie gives me more of my life back.

If I had paid to see this movie, I would beat myself, for real. I would like to go through the film with Magnusson and really, really get to know exactly what he means by everything in it.

The protagonist's friends are so uninteresting, and all passages containing his friend's wife is just boring and unnecessary. And nobody cares about the protagonist: in one point in the film he escapes a party by jumping from the balcony. When he did it I thought it was just as well for anyone who was at the party. Damn. I really try not to be funny; I'm merely pointing out how lousy this movie is. As you can see I keep on getting angry again.

There is nothing romantic in this movie. It could be great, but any chance of that was thrown away. All female roles are pathetically written.

Someone should have told Magnusson. Someone should have pulled the emergency brake, shouted a "What are you doing?" If not for his sake, then for their own or for others. Those of you who have been in this but really, really, really didn't need the money (which you really didn't need that bad, I wager a sporting and somewhat cruel guess): shame on you.

The only funny speaking of music: Måns Zelmerlöw can laugh himself lucky to SFI calling him "Måns Zemmerlöf" in their list. And why has nobody laboured any love over the soundtrack for this film? Recently I saw on "Klassfesten", a good Swedish comedy, that features a soundtrack that a) fits the movie and b) is good.

Damn all of you, who made "Sommaren med Göran".


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