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What Men Talk About (2010)

O chyom govoryat muzhchiny (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 4 March 2010 (Russia)
Four long-time friends take a two day road trip from Moscow to Odessa to attend a friend's party. While traveling, they discuss with one another the negatives about being married men.

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Dmitriy Dyachenko
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonid Barats ... Lyosha
Aleksandr Demidov Aleksandr Demidov ... Sasha
Kamil Larin ... Kamil
Rostislav Khait ... Slava
Nina Ruslanova ... Konserzhka
Zhanna Friske ... Friske
Konstantin Chepurin Konstantin Chepurin ... 'Komandirovochnyy'
Anna Kasatkina Anna Kasatkina ... Zhena 'komandirovochnogo' (as Anna Kasatkina-Barats)
Sayart Abadzhyan Sayart Abadzhyan ... Voditel kavkazets
Artyom Fadeev Artyom Fadeev ... Gosha
Sergey Nikonenko ... Kapitan
Nonna Grishaeva ... Zhena Slavy
Maksim Nikitin Maksim Nikitin ... Moryachok
Natalya Osadchuk Natalya Osadchuk ... Oksana
Olga Lezhneva ... Lyudochka
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The plot revolves around four old friends-Kamil' (Kamil' Larin), Lesha (Leonid Barats), Sasha (Aleksandr Demidov) and Slava (Rostislav Khait)-all well-to-do professionals in their late 30s embarking on a two-day road trip from Moscow to Odessa (the Olympus of humor in Russian and Ukrainian cultures). They wish to escape the metropolis and the everyday routine of work, family and girlfriends to relax in a nightclub run by Slava's friend and to see the concert of a popular band B-2. Written by SantaFox

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From Russia... With Sex and the City
15 January 2011 | by nlrzSee all my reviews

Take Sex and the City, change the main characters to Russian men, add Seinfeldian and Woody Allenesque observations about relationships with the opposite sex, and the quirkiness/instant flashbacks of modern sitcoms like Cougar Town, and you get What Men Talk About. It is a road movie about 4 Moscow men going to a rock concert in Odessa, Ukraine. As they take turns driving the car, they swap stories, observations, fantasies, and just have fun. Much of the movie happens in flashbacks and fantasy sequences. During their conversations, they end up talking about a variety of topics which include women, silverware, women, modern art, and women.

The film is funny and smart enough that it, in this reviewer's eyes, goes beyond the typical Hollywood comedies, and would would not be out of place in an art house movie theater.

If there is one flaw, it is that most/if not all dialogue has one "voice" to it, as it were - that is, by the end of the movie, you will probably not remember who told which story. This is somewhat of a contrast to Sex and the City, where the main character are -perhaps too artificially - made to be quite different from one another. But then again, maybe the approach in What Men Talk About is more realistic as people are more likely to be friends with people who are similar to them.

I am a Russian speaker and saw it in Russian, but other than a couple of jokes regarding the similarity between Russian and Ukrainian languages, and one or two Russian pop culture references, this should translate rather well. Not sure if this will ever be seen by many outside of Russia, but if you get a chance to see this, and you enjoy, say, Woody Allen's films (especially, the "early, funny ones"), then you might just like this one.


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4 March 2010 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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