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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.

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Helena Bergström
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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
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Kerstin Widgren Kerstin Widgren ... Old Lady on Subway
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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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Connections

Features Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Jul, jul, strålande jul
Composed by Gustaf Nordqvist
Lyrics by Edvard Evers
Performed by Uppsala Musikklasser
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Beautiful, Hilarious and Cringy.
8 May 2018 | by stellabruggenSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie in Lund, Sweden. Me and my friend had planned to see something else but that sold out, so we picked this one instead. To be honest, we didn't have high hopes for it.

From the first scene, however, I was impressed with the excellent acting and how quickly and efficiently the backdrop of the story was being put together, without it seeming forced. We ended up laughing our faces off in the theatre, which has never happened to me before or after. This movie has it all - it's funny, it's touching, it's a little sad, and a very nice and unconventional Christmas story. What I especially love is how you sympathize with EVERY character, even though none of them can behave themselves. And again - the acting is really, really impressive.

My only point of criticism would be that the music is sometimes a touch sentimental, and that it's put under the images without much hindsight to its appropriateness. However, this is a very minor thing and I only noticed it while re-watching the movie in detail (I'm working on Dutch subtitles). By the way, the second, third and fourth time around, this movie does not disappoint :-)


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine schöne Bescherung See more »

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$8,172,351
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