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Holy Mess (2015)

En underbar jävla jul (original title)
A gay couple invites their somewhat homophobic families to meet for the first time during Christmas celebration. And they have a special gift in store for them.

Director:

Helena Bergström
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Gustafsson ... Ulf
Maria Lundqvist ... Monica
Anastasios Soulis ... Simon
Anton Lundqvist Anton Lundqvist ... Oscar
Rakel Wärmländer ... Cissi
Michalis Koutsogiannakis Michalis Koutsogiannakis ... Millitiadis
Inga Landgré ... Gun-Britt
Helena Bergström ... Carina
Kajsa Ernst ... Annica
Peshang Rad ... Rami
Gustav Levin Gustav Levin ... Håkan
Frida Beckman Frida Beckman ... Sofia
Neo Siambalils Neo Siambalils ... Alex
Paulina Pizarro Swartling Paulina Pizarro Swartling ... Ebba
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kerstin Widgren Kerstin Widgren ... Old Lady on Subway
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Storyline

A gay couple invites their somewhat homophobic families to meet for the first time during Christmas celebration. And they have a special gift in store for them.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Connections

Features Christopher's Christmas Mission (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Jul, jul, strålande jul
Composed by Gustaf Nordqvist
Lyrics by Edvard Evers
Performed by Uppsala Musikklasser
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A worthwhile film
15 May 2016 | by pjobson-16340See all my reviews

I think our two reviewers are a bit harsh. Yes, the film portrays some stereotypical attitudes. Yes, Ulf, is seemingly that stereotypical homophobic character. But, Ulf does have a point, as seen through the prism of his conservative upbringing and his legalistic training.

The performance of Maria Lundqvist is outstanding. Coming from Australia, and not Au fait with Scandinavian cinema and actors, I thought hers as Monica was superb.

Yes, it did get a bit schmaltzy, but, hey, this is Xmas time: how many Hollywood films cover this territory? It is a Universal sentiment, and, if it is encompassing of the "gay" community. why not? I did shed a tear. And in my book, any film that makes a 66 year old cry, has something going for it!!!!


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,172,351
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sweetwater Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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