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The Soccer Nanny (2011)

Au Pair, Kansas (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 9 June 2018 (Belgium)
A dramedy about a recently widowed woman, living on a buffalo ranch in central Kansas, who hires a Norwegian soccer player to be a male au pair and help her raise two sons.


J.T. O'Neal


J.T. O'Neal (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Traci Lords ... Helen Hazleton
Håvard Lilleheie Håvard Lilleheie ... Oddmund Lindeflaten
Spencer Daniels ... Atticus Hazelton
Kendall Ryan Sanders ... Beau Hazelton
Peter Murnik ... Coach Bobby Breed
Stephen O'Mahoney ... Charlie Hazelton
Cher Ferreyra ... Sheriff Missy
Louise Rosager Louise Rosager ... Anna
Oscar Quintero Oscar Quintero ... Mary Kay Sedia
Anne Svanes Anne Svanes ... Gudrun
Kelsey Sanders ... Katie
Gavin Reese Mosher Gavin Reese Mosher ... Paco
Britt Rothhammer Britt Rothhammer ... Sara
Ron Stam Ron Stam ... Birger
Paul J. Alessi ... Investigator


Norwegian youngster Oddmund Lindeflaten arrives on central Kansas buffalo farm, reluctantly run by Unitarian widow Helen Hazleton since the founder's recent cancer death, as atypical male au-pair for the two orphaned sons. Nearly same-age Atticus is aloof and gloomy, but kid Beau quickly takes to the Viking jock and even adopts his obsession, soccer. Oddmund proves a fine father figure, winning the confidence of all kids and their friends, gradually even assembling an odd soccer team. Mother Helen clearly has a crush on him, as on school coach Bobby, but after jumping the Norwegian's bones acts as if he abused the family, never having forgiven late husband Charlie being bisexual, demands his repatriation. She even pushes the lesbian sheriff to investigate an absurd gay assault claim, just when Oddmund's Norwegian ex-fiancee arrives as if they were still engaged, but her sons take the lead in resisting such absurd ingrate injustice. Written by KGF Vissers

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A Scandinavian delight!
23 September 2011 | by disneywattsSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival in Southern California and think it would do great at the major film festivals. I enjoyed this humorous look at a Midwestern town that has a mostly Scandinavian heritage. The interplay between a freshly arrived Norwegian and the Swedish Americans of the town of Lindsborg, Kansas was thoroughly entertaining. I thought all parts were well acted, particularly Traci Lords. The dynamics of a family coming to grips with the loss of the father was heart felt and emotional. What made the film extra special to me was all the details in the dialog and background concerning Nordic culture as well as a story well told of dealing with grief and moving on. The movie does cover some serious issues so I recommend it for mature audiences.

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