Charlie has a neurological disorder so strong emotions, especially joy, make him faint. He lives with his brother. Working as librarian gives him a quiet environment but then Francesca enters the library and his life.
According to the German Newspaper "SPIEGEL", the government film funding spent 5.17 million U.S. dollars on this film. It had just 6388 viewers in German movie theaters during the first two weeks, resulting in a revenue of 65'000 U.S. dollars. In contrast, the German-language original of 2014 was that year's most successful film in German cinemas, with more than seven million viewers during the entire run time. The government film funding was, among others factors, conditional on a release in German cinemas. See more »
I went to see this despite the poor rating it has. In my opinion it deserves more than a 2.9 rating. People need to stop comparing it to the original film because it's not the original film it is it's own version. I found it very moving and touching. Although a bit cheesy at times and occasionally poor acting from supporting cast (the main character with Alzheimer's very good), I enjoyed it and glad I went to see it. Insight into what Alzheimer's is like and important factual information learnt whilst watching movie.
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