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November 28, 2010 11:07 PM   Subscribe

When Dennis, an introvert bodybuilder, invites a local girl out on a date his mother is hurt and disappointed. Despite the pressure she puts on him to cancel the date, Dennis ventures into the indelible.

A hyperbolic depiction of the struggle of the introverted in a realistic style.
SLYT; first post.
posted by esprit de l'escalier (17 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
I can't help but think a foreign version of The Wrestler.
posted by Arthur Phillips Jones Jr at 11:12 PM on November 28, 2010


I can't help but think a foreign version of The Wrestler.

That's because you only watched the first five minutes.
posted by triceryclops at 11:31 PM on November 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nicely done. The ending had me on the edge of my seat due to the camera work. I guess I've been conditioned to expect supernatural violence when the third person shakycam is involved.
posted by benzenedream at 12:11 AM on November 29, 2010


Thanks for the post. The movie was really moving in unexpected ways and hit close to home in several different areas.
posted by Schwartz_User at 12:14 AM on November 29, 2010


Really nice movie, sad but probably honest, pretty to look at also...
posted by dancestoblue at 1:11 AM on November 29, 2010


Good thing trustnordisk banned it in my country, I may have accidentally seen some of their work!
posted by Silentgoldfish at 2:00 AM on November 29, 2010


Thanks espirit de l'escalier; this was beautifully poignant
posted by honest knave at 3:08 AM on November 29, 2010


That was great.
posted by facetious at 3:24 AM on November 29, 2010


What a wonderful, sad tale this was. Perfect for lunch time on this depressing Monday. Thanks! Incredible how you can draw out the character of the mother from just a few scenes. (I also saw that Thomas Vinterberg was somehow involved)
posted by ouke at 3:29 AM on November 29, 2010


That was quite good.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:08 AM on November 29, 2010


Thanks espirit. Although I don't think I would describe something so muted as hyperbolic. I'm not sure it's even possible to exaggerate introversion. At least without mixing it with more dramatic mental illness like Taxi Driver or Repulsion.
posted by dgaicun at 5:08 AM on November 29, 2010


I liked it. Kind of reminded me of Carrie. I kept hearing "they're all going to laugh at you!" in my head.
posted by chococat at 6:12 AM on November 29, 2010


Okay, I need to watch something happy now...someone show me something happy.
posted by Evernix at 6:18 AM on November 29, 2010


Here is something surprising and happy.
posted by hippybear at 8:12 AM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well, that made me hate his mother. A lot.
posted by Decani at 1:18 PM on November 29, 2010


what a great movie. it was not so much sad as touching and moving. i want him to try again!
posted by lakersfan1222 at 3:29 PM on November 29, 2010


Poor Dennis. I love the sound of spoken Danish and the contrast between Dennis's curt rumbled Danish and his mother's is amazing. Also, it has flæskesteg with the nice crispy cracklings.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 7:14 AM on December 1, 2010


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