Written November 29, 2014
Really strong on message and just made you yell out "YES!" Even reading subtitles did not bother me and the style did not drag it out which happens so frequently anymore. I laughed out loud more than once - great movie. Very funny and heartwarming movie with reality on board.
Written February 01, 2015
This film surprised me so much. I expected to see a socio-economic political commnetary on immigration in Europe, and was pleasantly surprised, instead. This story is one of a friendship as it unfolds, is challenged, breaks even, and resurrects. A true example of synergy, the whole being great than the parts. The friendship greater than any of these two men and their personal challenges. I would have liked more of a statement...you know what I think about statement films ... and I thought this film would have been prime opportunity to make one. But hey, someone else is going to have to make that film. I didn't miss not having a Meet The Press moment, and that's a testament to the story. A great film. Go see it today.
Written April 25, 2015
I had no idea it was a sub-titled film, but the ads I'd seen for it looked really good. My friend thought it reminded her of the 80's movie "Dying Young" with Julia Roberts as a care taker of this young man that was going through chemotherapy. Hard to describe, but I laughed, cried, tense moments... great feel-good movie!
Written September 04, 2015
If you want to see something beyond the cookie-cutter that is intelligent, funny, sensitive and uplifting - you cannot miss the gift from the Weinstein brothers. They just have a gift of finding gems like this.
No fast action, bloodshed, transformers, or 3-D, but you will be thrilled that you saw it - it will not bore you in anyway.
Go soon, before this little pipcture is gone and I think the theatre experience added to the enjoyment versus streaming it or DVD later.
Written January 31, 2015
I read the Critics' reviews (some negative) and then I read the movie goers reviews that were very positive. We went yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed this film. Great story, terrific acting and very moving. The problem with Critics (in my humble opinion) is that they try to analyze through their politically correct lenses and miss the story. These two people from opposite backgrounds and culture form a very unusual bond and learn from each other. We left with a great feeling and spent a nice dinner discussing the humor, subtle nuances, and great screen writing. Go and enjoy yourselves. Incidentally, it is based on a true story which makes it all the better!