Simon (2004)

Simon

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An unlikely friendship is renewed under difficult circumstances in this comedy drama from the Netherlands. Simon (Cees Geel) is a loudmouthed but likable hash dealer who one day meets Camiel (Marcel Hensema), a soft-spoken aspiring dentist who nearly falls victim to Simon in an auto accident. Despite the circumstances of their meeting and the fact that straight Simon is a bit taken aback by Camiel's gay lifestyle, the two become good friends, but they have a falling out when Sharon (Rifka … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Eddy Terstall
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On DVD: Jul 11, 2006
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The story of an unusual friendship, Simon tackles weighty social issues with quiet intelligence and low-key charm.

Full Review… | April 7, 2006
New York Times
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If you go to the movies to ogle topless young women, Simon is definitely for you. If, on the other hand, you want something more cerebral with your $10 ticket and overpriced snacks, stay clear of this Dutch melodrama.

April 7, 2006
New York Post
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Eddy Terstall's film is bipolar and ultimately wrenching, but it works if you let it.

Full Review… | April 4, 2006
Village Voice
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Slick packaging and easy ensemble-playing can't mask hoary 'gather round, I'm dying' formula.

Full Review… | April 4, 2006
Variety
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Simultaneously genuinely funny and uncompromisingly serious.

Full Review… | April 7, 2006
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