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Öga rött, Ett

Hundtricket - The movie (2002)
Sweden / Swedish
A shy but very romantic young man tries to meet a girl by walking a borrowed dog. The trick works unbelievably well. They fall in love.
Linus Wahlgren Simon
Josephine Bornebusch Mia
Alexander Skarsgård Micke
Ivan Nikcevic Mario
Kjell Bergqvist Teacher
Roger Zapfe Bouncer
Dag Finn Himself
Meral Tasbas Herself
Malin Hortell Linda
Tina Harbom Emma
Pontus Gårdinger Himself
Sofia Zouagui Bella
Sara Lewerth Sanna
Inga Ocklind Old lady in park
Lamine Dieng Taxi driver
Director: Christian Eklöw,Christopher Panov
Producer: Lennart Dunér,Peter Kropenin
Writer: Christian Eklöw,Christopher Panov
Very ordinary and unoriginal, but saved by confident attitude
There's very little originality in this comedic effort that hasn't too many laughs. It's all there, the whole package: the meeting, the fall, the problem that arises, (the annoying buddy,) the airport finale, the informative neighbour, the oh-look-her-boyfriend-isn't-that-innocent-either so-it's-okay-for-her-to-leave-him-for-the-other-guy moment... (Notice the gap in the word there? The doors made me do it.) Then, should it all be there?

The only twists are the titular gimmick and the helpful cab driver. If they didn't have anything new to say - and, more importantly, had this little to say, they could at least have cut the film by twenty-something minutes. The surpriseless, uninspired dialogue, the nothing-exciting-here-either look and the thoroughly bad, tacked-on soundtrack don't help.

That said, there are a couple of scenes that are better than the whole, and the film-makers haven't any problems getting through the duration, so it's not as if this could make anybody suffer. They know they haven't "anything to add" and don't even pretend they do. Some don't and do, and that is a situation much worse than this.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 5.5
Musician: Johan Nilsson
Running time: 106 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:15:4