Elling Reviews

December 5, 2002
It's affectionate and optimistic without being fuzzy.
September 13, 2002
A charming but slight comedy.
September 13, 2002
Elling, portrayed with quiet fastidiousness by Per Christian Ellefsen, is a truly singular character, one whose frailties are only slightly magnified versions of the ones that vex nearly everyone.
September 13, 2002
Touches smartly and wistfully on a number of themes, not least the notion that the marginal members of society ... might benefit from a helping hand and a friendly kick in the pants.
September 13, 2002
It is refreshingly undogmatic about its characters.
September 5, 2002
A witty and sophisticated sensibility brings individuality to the classic odd-couple comedy.
September 5, 2002
Heartwarming here relies less on forced air than on Petter Nss' delicate, clever direction ... and a wonderful, imaginative script by Axel Hellstenius.
August 23, 2002
A film of charm, freshness and bracingly generous humanity.
August 23, 2002
It's thoroughly entertaining and nonpatronizing, and occasionally even insightful.
July 11, 2002
A plucky parable about mastering one's fears, and making connections.