3 and a half stars. Subtitles. Most enjoyable little comedy I agree with the comments of Jack below. Recommended for a good night's viewing
A charming little bittersweet comedy! Excellent movie.
A charming amusing story very well presented. You'll smile a lot, and probably not laugh out loud much, but if you're sick of in-your-face Hollywood "humour" this will be a welcome change. The English subtitles are well done.
What a perfect title for the heartwarmingly honest comedy about aging and impending death. My sense of humour was sparked by the impersonation shenanigans of elderly close male friends, Fanda and Eda, who delight in playing practical jokes but lately at a cost, financially and emotionally. Fanda’s wife, Emilie, can’t accept his charades as she harps on about her their funeral plans, a looming shift to an old peoples’ home and his need to get serious about life. How have they survived 44 years of bickering, bitterness and resentment? It looks like their marriage has finally come a cropper and Fanda reacts with despondency becoming old as we watch. Humorous and poignant sans sentimentality, the film is uplifting and engaging.
A bittersweet story about old age and fear of dying. Excellent acting and powerful storyline.
An excellent film, which appeared to be a bit cruel to start with, but it changed into a wonderful film about growing old with friends and partners.
Average. Something to watch on a rainy day when there are no other DVDs
Good acting, interesting to see another country but not especially riveting.I appreciate having captions.
Excellent movie. I enjoyed the way the wife kept nagging until he gave up all his "bad " habits, then she realised that she had completely changed her man and left him with nothing to enjoy.
This film is one of the most interesting films I have seen in a long time. Wonderful characterisation by all the actors in a story that indicates you can be young at heart despite advancing years. A film that warms the heart.
A lovely gentle film reminding us - of a certain age group - that age is just a state of mind.
Nice idea for a story which fails in the telling. First two thirds seems to be about the value of money. Two lead characters switch between con men and pranksters. Idiocy and irresponsibility represent a youthful perspective the film seems to indicate as being a desirable thing. As opposed to having any attitude that can be associated with maturity ie responsibility, open mindedness, curiosity, refinement of taste and values, discernment, worldliness etc etc etc. Childishness will keep you young of mind until you die. The last third has the potential to save a sinking ship but this is tossed overboard to lighten the weight of the film. Its mediocrity saves it from being truly bad.
Wonderful!A delight to see such a subtle movie about being old, but not feeling it!
I loved the actors playing this bittersweet comedy beautifully. Let's cultivate that streak of mischieviousness in our old age I'd say!
The lead actor and his friend are like a pair of merry pranksters who play all
sorts of tricks, which end up costing him and mainly his long suffering wife a lot
of money. However the over riding message is that one should not spend old
age preparing for the end but should have some fun instead. This is a pleasant,
a funny story with good acting,
Remember to value the crazy irresponsible people in your life, even if they drive you insane. It would be so boring without them.