"Buddy" is excellent also because of it's actors, Nicolai Cleve Broch and Aksel Hennie whom we both have seen in the hit "Max Manus". Here they seem so innocent, playful and charming.
I liked the way the three storyline of the three guys are interwoven into each other without being episodic at all.
Definitely one of the best Norwegian movies I ever saw - and thanks to Anne for introducing me to it. Any new recommendations for me?
(Ouch, I bit my tongue!) I thought I'd let everyone who's interested (and everyone whio's not for that matter:p) know about a great Norwegian band!:D Anyone heard of Span? no? Well if you like rock, I think you should download some of their songs! "Found" is really good, and...hmm..."on my way down" is good and..."kicking" and..."peaceful" is very...well, the beginning is very peaceful hmm, I don't know which songs are the best ones, but that's a few of them!
The Norwegian movie "buddy" came at the same time as pirates came to Norway, so I wasn't really interested in seeing it when it was new...I'd rather spend my money watching PotC over and over and over, even if people kept telling me buddy was good. Anyway, I saw it the other day, and I really liked it! It was much more realistic than other american movies of the same genre (romantic/comedy/drama) and it takes place in Oslo (where I live) so the setting's very familiar to me! It was a really cute movie and if you're ever gonna see a norwegian movie (yea sure you are...) well, if you are, you should see buddy! I'm giving it 8!:)
Oh, one more thing, I got A+ on my exam today!:D
Oh, and I'm seeing the prizoner of Azkaban today!:D
Take the character of Kristoffer (played wonderfully by Nicolai Cleve Broch) who is in many ways a self-centered, self-absorbed prat. Yet, with a surprise birthday party for buddy Stig Inge or a slight nudge of his best friend Geir toward embracing fatherhood, we see someone who has a sincere heart even if he gets it wrong now and then. We can forgive the slip-ups because in the savings of the cats, we see someone who at least wants to want to be a great friend.
While Buddy is a Norwegian film, this story about three friends learning to be just that has universal appeal. Certainly, the film has its predictable moments, the cinematography bores, the soundtrack limps along, and the set decoration does little to inspire. A cinematic masterwork it is not; yet, Buddy does engage. I desired nothing more than to watch it to the very end and nowadays that's saying a lot.
Truthfully, I think we love TV sitcoms, reality shows, vampire novels, and books about teenage wizards because we like characters. We would watch people dig up worms in the mud pits of Maine, if we liked the folks doing the digging. Of course, most of us like our villains and bad guys too, but ask us who'd we prefer to hang out with next weekend and 99.9% of us would pick the Buddy saving the cat.
(A movie about friendship, Love and problems. Great movie.)