The Almost Man (2014)
Average Rating: 6.6/10
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Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 3
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Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 1
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Henrik is 35, but he still parties with his high-school buddies like they were in they're 20s. His mother cares for him like he's still a child. And he's in a relationship that's based on goofing around. Now, his girlfriend Tone is pregnant and Henrik has taken a serious job, moved into a prefab duplex, and he's trying to calm down the partying and start behaving like a father-to-be. But as he feels the pressure to mature, and to do it quickly, Henrik's frustrations surface in unforeseen-and
Aug 1, 2014 Limited
Big World Pictures
Anne Ma Usterud
Per Kjerstad Anderse...
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"The Almost Man" may be slight, but how many films can pack equal amounts of emotional nuance and inappropriately sprayed urine into just 75 minutes?
While the movie's theme is familiar, even a little stale, the vivid details help to freshen the story, and the actors sock the movie home. Rafaelsen gives a marvelously subtle performance.
An engaging character study that effectively skirts the fine line between comedy and tragedy, but the ending feels rather glib.
My problem, finally, and this is something I rarely actually complain about, was that I didn't care.
Martin Lund's script is perspicacious in making Henrik's bad choices understandable enough emotionally, but also nudges the audience toward wishing the man would wise up.
...as a tightly constructed look at the more serious symptoms of Peter Pan syndrome, The Almost Man mostly works.
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