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Jalla! Jalla! (The Best Man's Wedding)

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

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Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy

Josef Fares

Sonet Film

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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.

May 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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A warm, sweet Swedish romantic comedy about culture shock in Scandanavia.

June 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
Film Scouts

Or, as more than a few IMDB reviewers have hinted: My Big Fat Swedish Wedding.

July 18, 2004 Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Unlike many broad comedies, Jalla! Jalla! has real affection for its characters and that makes it a winner.

July 15, 2004 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

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.

November 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

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.

May 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Full of some great physical comedy work from Torkel Petersson

April 26, 2002
Planet Sick-Boy

Fares' debut combines rude energy and often ruder humour in a tale of culture clashes and sexual crises that's none too profound, but still good fun.

February 6, 2002 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
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  • Jalla! Jalla! (DE)
  • Jalla Jalla (UK)
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