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The Wendy Effect (2015)

Wendyeffekten (original title)
In the shadows of the outskirts of Oslo, every criminal has their place until the economical meltdown. The luxury prostitute Wendy might have the key to the problem, or at least to the heart of the bank, the criminals and even the police.

Director:

Ole Endresen

Writer:

Ole Endresen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linn Skåber Linn Skåber ... Wendy
Morten Ramm Morten Ramm ... Svenn
Christian Skolmen Christian Skolmen ... Sylfest
Jon Øigarden ... Nico
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad ... Lange
Kristofer Hivju ... Percy
Bjarte Tjøstheim Bjarte Tjøstheim ... Morten
Carl-Kristian Rundman Carl-Kristian Rundman ... Ari
Jouko Ahola ... Yeton
Nicolaj Kopernikus ... Claus (as Nikolaj Kopernicus)
Per Tofte Per Tofte ... Cooper
Hege Schøyen ... Vigdis
Kåre Conradi Kåre Conradi ... Ottesen
Mariann Hole ... Rita
Vidar Magnussen ... Remy
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In the shadows of the outskirts of Oslo, every criminal has their place until the economical meltdown. The luxury prostitute Wendy might have the key to the problem, or at least to the heart of the bank, the criminals and even the police.

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wendy Effect See more »

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NOK10,000,000 (estimated)
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Great acting doesn't all make a good film
7 February 2016 | by OJTSee all my reviews

The Wendy Effect is a dark comedy from the team behind "Chasing Berlusconi", "King Curling" and also the director of more famous TV-series like "Etaten" and "Lilyhammer". So you rally know what you get, and this is both well made and funny. The characters are well planned, and the acting is gold. What's then the trouble? It's the lack of plot and ideas which makes this score only a 6/10 for me, and that might even be on the kind side.

It's such a travesty that all the good work that has been put into this doesn't work because of the script. And Ole Endresen, which really know how to direct, and really also know how to make a film, and above all gets films made. But it's about time he realizes that he needs a couple more to look at the script before the film goes near production. The jokes aren't as funny as the actors and the characters deserve.

Christian Skolren is fabulous in his role. So is the gangster Jouko Ahola. And the rest is really good.

Ole Endresens films always have great characters and he also manages to convince good actors and comedians to participate. It's so sad that the lines, gags and jokes doesn't at all hold up with the rest of the quality in the project.

I really liked "King Curling", though some gags could have been better also her. "Chasing Berlusconi" was bad. again the same as with this. Yoo hasty in making it into film, because the script wasn't ready. "The Wendy Effect" is still a lot better than "Chasing Berlusconi".

I really want to see more of this kind of dark comedy, so I really hope that Endresen takes notice of this constructive criticism, and gets help om the script. He has many great comedians in his "company" - why not ask them to go through the script!?


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