Jalla! Jalla! (The Best Man's Wedding) (2001)
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A young man thinks he's found the girl of his dreams, until he learns that his father has different ideas in this fast-paced Swedish comedy. Roro (Fares Fares) is the teenaged son of a Lebanese expatriate living in Sweden; Roro has a job as a park attendant where he minds the grounds with Måns (Torkel Petersson). One day while working, Roro meets a pretty girl named Lisa (Tuva Novotny). They talk, and before long, a romance has blossomed between them. But Roro's father (Jan Fares) wants his son
Oct 17, 2001 Limited
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It's a first feature from a young director, and still has a bit of film-school gawkiness about it. But there's talent here, and probably better films to come.
Or, as more than a few IMDB reviewers have hinted: My Big Fat Swedish Wedding.
Unlike many broad comedies, Jalla! Jalla! has real affection for its characters and that makes it a winner.
A warm and funny buddy movie about relationships, sex and weddings - in that order. The performances are wonderful, and are played as straight as an arrow.
While the meandering story is coherently told, it labours under a dual storyline that tells completely different stories until they're tied together fairly unconvincingly at the end.
Full of some great physical comedy work from Torkel Petersson
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