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Buddy (2004)

Buddy (2004)





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Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum makes his directorial debut with the romantic comedy drama Buddy about a group of twentysomethings living in Oslo. Pals Kristoffer (Nicolai Cleve Broch) and Geir (Aksel Hennie) share a downtown apartment with the web designer Stig Inge (Anders Baasmo Christiansen). While Kristoffer and Geir enjoy videotaping their lives for fun, Stig prefers to stay inside the apartment hidden from the rest of the world. After Kristoffer breaks up with his girlfriend Elizabeth (Janne Formoe), he and Geir are hired at a local television station for a reality show called "Kristoffer's Video Diary." The show shakes up their previously ordinary lives and ignites a romance involving their new roommate Henriette (Pia Tjelta). Buddy won the audience award at the 2003 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Television
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Nicolai Cleve Broch
as Kristoffer
Pia Tjelta
as Henriette
Janne Formoe
as Elizabeth
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Critic Reviews for Buddy

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

It touches on a lot of different matters, yet you can't help having a good time watching it.

Full Review… | May 13, 2005
Miami Herald
Top Critic

...a well-intentioned yet frustratingly conventional piece of work.

Full Review… | March 5, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

Traditional and predictable ... you've seen this one before.

Full Review… | March 8, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Buddy

A fun film with a great starring performance from Nicolai Cleve Broch. Morton Tyldum, the Oscar nominated director of The Imitation Game, directed this and I think I'll check out more of his other films like this because I had a great time watching this

Kyle Bailey
Kyle Bailey

This was a decent movie, highlighted by a talented cast. This is more an indictment of the TV industry and how they take something successful and take all the heart and fun out of it and turn it into something hollow, a shell of It's former self. But the satire in this film doesn't really stick because it's not as strong as it should be. This feels like it was written by someone that just discovered what satire was and incorporated it into their script in as lazy a manner as possible. This is a good movie with some sweet moments, but it's the type of movie that I'll forget within a week. It's solid, but very forgettable.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

Super Reviewer


A charming film that demonstrates the true meaning of friendship, love, acceptance, and forgiveness. A warm, and truly funny comedy with excellent acting, and pacing. Very enjoyable, and smart.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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