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Copenhagen (2014)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 3 October 2014 (USA)
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When the girl of your dreams is half your age, it's time to grow up.

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Mark Raso

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Mark Raso
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gethin Anthony ... William
Frederikke Dahl Hansen Frederikke Dahl Hansen ... Effy
Sebastian Armesto ... Jeremy
Olivia Grant ... Jennifer
Baard Owe ... Uncle Mads
Mille Dinesen Mille Dinesen ... Effy's Mother
Martin Hestbæk ... Henrik
Tamzin Merchant ... Sandra
Preben Ravn Preben Ravn ... Thomas Vinter
Sebastian Bull Sarning ... Albert
Gordon Kennedy ... Uncle Peter
Sune Kofoed ... Receptionist Madsen
Silja Eriksen Jensen Silja Eriksen Jensen ... Signe
Julie Christiansen ... Berlin girl
Asbjørn Krogh Nissen ... Ivan
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After weeks of traveling through Europe the immature William finds himself at a crossroads in Copenhagen. Not just another European city, Copenhagen is also the birthplace of his father. When the youthful Effy befriends the older William they set off on an adventure to find William's grandfather. Effy's mix of youthful exuberance and wisdom challenges William unlike any woman ever has. As the attraction builds and William truly connects with someone for the first time in his life, he must come to grips with destabilizing elements of his family's sordid past. Written by Fidelio Films

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When he is using the pay phone at the beginning of the film he is 5 minute walk away from the apartment his is searching for. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Will sitting outside a store in Berlin, Germany, there is a sticker on the window behind him with the DanKort logo. The non-Visa variant of this debit card is only accepted in Denmark. See more »

Quotes

Effy: Are you trying to get me drunk?
William: What? No, no, no. No, that's not it.
Effy: You're trying to get yourself drunk.
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Vi To Er Smeltet Sammen
Written by Stoffer & Maskinen
Performed by Frederikke Dahl Hansen
Courtesy of Speed of Sound
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life in Europe through the lens of Copenhagen
7 May 2015 | by gregoz-gSee all my reviews

I am very protective of my movie time and end watching a film the moment it veers off to the nowhere land. So, obviously I watched "Copenhagen" to the end. If you liked "Before sunrise" trilogy, the movie aspires to them, except the script here is the main problem and that's a shame. So, the actors: the main character played by Gethin Anthony does what he can with the script but because the script is flat, his talents go unsupervised and honestly I got lost at times. For example, why he goes in fits and is so mad or angry at times? Why a young American be so rude to a cute teenage waitress who spilled coffee on a table? It's almost unheard of. The guy travels in Europe for a while too, so, it doesn't fit the profile. Moreover, if he was not on good terms with his father why is he even judgmental towards his grandfather? Why is he constantly quarreling with his best friend? I donno. On the other hand, Effy, the main female lead character is resourceful, energetic and awkward at times which is fine as she is supposed to be 14 rather than 20 as the real age of the actress. Her role is better developed in the script. The plot: the main idea of a family search for a long lost grandpa is meaningless to the viewer, there is no background to prompt the interest and appears to be only in the movie to hold the movie together. However, all those bits and pieces are beautifully glued by Copenhagen's images of cobbled narrow streets, canals and crowded clubs and interesting music in the background. That, the cute Danish accent and the age of Effy add to the more dimensional atmosphere of the film. There is something I cannot point to, perhaps the nostalgia (I lived in Sweden for more than a year and have great memories) or the fact that the main character grows up suddenly and makes the right choice made this film interesting enough for me to watch it to the end.


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3 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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