The good news is that you can live until you're one hundred. The bad news is that society doesn't need you after sixty. So what to do with the last third of your life? Louise and Frans both...
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A moving love story in a time of hatred: During the civil war in Kosovo, the young Serbian widow Danica falls in love with Ramiz, a Albanian soldier who, wounded in battle, seeks refuge in her home on the Serbian side of the River Ibar.
The good news is that you can live until you're one hundred. The bad news is that society doesn't need you after sixty. So what to do with the last third of your life? Louise and Frans both have a plan. Louise (60), a strong, independent molecular-biologist and daughter of Doris (77), decides to get pregnant and have a baby. Frans (60), a gallery-owner, life-long bachelor and father of Max (27), decides to re-start his career by discovering the next rising star in the contemporary art scene. While struggling to redefine themselves, correct past mistakes, make up for lost time and avoid total ridicule, Louise's and Frans' paths cross. Obsessed with Romy, his 27 year-old intern and regular sex-mate, the last thing Frans needs is to fall in love with a sixty year-old woman with frozen eggs and a sperm donor. But he does. Obsessed with turning back the biological clock and finally finding out what it feels like to hold her own baby in her arms, the last thing Louise needs is to fall in ...
You don't always have to have young people falling in love for a romantic comedy. You can do that through all age groups, with different backgrounds. Though this still feeds into many stereotypes (even though it makes fun of them from time to time, as the view of the woman, while still having that "Macho" man image throughout, even with little crackles here and there).
The acting is fine, the script not that much. It's not bad and the actors can handle it, but we have more than a few bumps along the ride. The outcome is clear from the get go, though I do have to say I did like the last picture/frame the movie chose ... even if a bit clichéd ...
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