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Helena Maria Reisner,
The film was huge hit in the Estonian cinemas - of course, Estonians love comedies and when you have great dramatic actor Mait Malmsten, natural comedian Ago Anderson, and popular rap artist Genka (compared to others, his acting is little wooden, but he has great on screen charisma) in the mix then that is basically winning formula. It's based on a Danish film, which I have not seen, also I haven't seen the Finnish version. Considering how formulaic the film was, I don't think I need to see the originals either. The chemistry between three main protagonists were fantastic (again, another sub-bar Estonian film where acting is only department I don't have any complaints with). But the jokes were all old - nothing new, everything have been seen done better (or usually worse) many many times before (and before the Danes made their 'original' film). By the numbers plot about middle aged men trying to prove they are still wild and energetic doesn't offer much surprises. The whole film is carried by the chemistry between three main characters, and I wouldn't be surprised if most of the funniest parts of dialogue were ad-libbed or improvised by them.
The big plus is that there weren't any literal fart jokes in it like usually films like this tend to rely on them mostly, but on the other hand - the vomit and testicles were still in play.
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