is a movie starring
Pepijn Cladder, Anis de Jong, and Yannick van de Velde.
A 30-something slacker finds his carefree life turned upside down when he falls for his sister's teenage babysitter.
After finding out that they have a debt of EUR40.000 with the tax service, four very out-of-shape men working at a car shop start to train for a marathon, in which they can win the money to pay the debt.
Stefan de Walle,
Martin van Waardenberg,
A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He... See full summary »
Bracha van Doesburgh,
A 32-year-old waster and eternal student, Thijs, leads a slovenly, relaxed life full of beer, chicks and the occasional shift at a tedious media megastore. When Thijs visits his sister's house to do some washing, instead of his usual encounter with her semi-perfect family, he meets Lisa, the baby-sitter: a mature sixteen-year-old with exorbitant ambitions. Without intending to, Lisa has a profound effect on Thijs, unveiling a deeply ingrained dissatisfaction with his own passive behaviour.
Although this story sounded a lot like Employee of the Month with "star actress" Jessica Simpson, Iwas still very eager to see this movie, since it won several awards.
Man, was I in for a surprise! It's a rather tedious story about a 32 year old slacker (how original! not!) that comes from old money and now misses focus in his life. A void that he fills with laziness, beer and chain smoking.
He is annoyed with everything and everyone, but has no problem sleeping with a 16 year old babysitter/idealist. Then there is a really silly scene that tries to emphasize how much fun the two of them have. Is the director trying to convince viewers that underage sex is great leisure time?
Long story short, it's too long, it's totally unoriginal and some of the acting (girl playing Lisa the babysitter) is really bad.
How can this movie have won so much awards? I know the selection from the Netherlands is not extensive, but still...
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