Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with her because she isn't particularly attractive anymore. Whatever. That's life. But when the perfect couple moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check. Not only do these successful, beautiful, exciting people sing in a choir; they have also adopted a child - from Ethiopia. These new neighbors open a new world to Kaja, with consequences for everyone involved. And when Christmas comes around, it becomes evident that nothing will ever be like before - even if Kaja tries her very best.
any reason not to be?
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Norway's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more
Performed by Hans Martin Austestad
(as H. M. Austestad), Nils Christian Fossdal
(as N. C. Fossdal), Håkon Rasmussen
(as H. Rasmussen) and Mattis Myrland
(as M. Myrland)
Lyrics by Howe Gelb
Arranged by Wenche Losnegård See more
16 September 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $7,125,
18 September 2011
Gross USA: $45,154
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $620,238
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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