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Toni Erdmann Reviews

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June 23, 2017
very...interesting...
June 23, 2017
I give this a 98/A+.
½ June 17, 2017
6/17/17

To looong. At almost 3 hours there is not enough story or entertainment to sustain this movie. Some chuckles but no real laughs. Just don't see the enthusiasm for this film.
June 14, 2017
rarest piece of modern life in urban and urban pro shown through a mature and universal way. Never seen before sincerity in such a social issue. Handled by masterclass direction and cast together. Thats what happens when a superior professor does practical in her own hands. The director is a professional teacher in screenwriting.
½ June 7, 2017
An emotional rollercoaster that constantly intrigue despite its running time, with great resonance of subtle relationship contradiction.
June 2, 2017
More surrealistic and strange than funny.
May 30, 2017
Fun and games, odd but likeable
½ May 27, 2017
I found that, even in a foreign language, this conveyed so much about the relationship between fathers and daughters that isn't perfect. When fathers make us uncomfortable, embarrass us, don't live up to a daughter's high expectations of them. And a daughter's arduous journey toward self-acceptance and ultimately acceptance of our perfectly imperfect Dads.
½ May 22, 2017
I really liked this film. No, I'm not high, I just found it truly bizzare and compelling. It's a comedy/drama from Germany about an eccentric father trying to re-connect with his serious career-driven daughter. His methods of doing this are less than conventional, resulting in some awkwardly funny exchanges (usually involving false teeth that look like they were on loan from Les Patterson). It is a little lengthy perhaps and Maren Abe is certainly a director who likes to string out the dramatic pause in a scene- this is particularly excrutiating when Sandra Huller follows her Yeti-suited father out of the house after a naked party-but that would only be unnecessary if it wasn't compelling (which I found it from beginning to end).
½ May 10, 2017
A really beautiful and touching movie, 2016 was a great year for foreign language films and Toni Erdmann proves that. The two main characters are very well built and the drama is very real, current and relevant nowadays. It might be a too much slow at times and the almost 3 hours can be heavy, but the funny sequences and slightly bizarre moments are what keeps the movie going on.
½ April 29, 2017
Another emperor has no clothes situation with the critics. Anyone who can honestly say they weren't bored during a good part of this movie is either lying or has little to do. The main problem with this film was that the director disobeyed the old Hollywood adage about shooting scenes: start late, end early. Instead, he started early and ended late. Oh how artsy! Oh how boring. The rules of thumb are there for a reason. Should earn the award of Most Overreacted Foreign Film of the Year.
Super Reviewer
½ April 29, 2017
Yes the movie is hilarious but its complexities run deeper than the brilliant cringe comedy. Ade seems to be diagnosing not just her main character's problems but all of Europe's as well.
April 25, 2017
lame. long. walked out. don't get the big deal.
April 24, 2017
This is a comedy? No. This is 240 minutes of unrewarding something. Not amusing and not interesting. Avoid this one.
April 22, 2017
The German nomination for Best Foreign Language Oscar is an odd movie. Labled as a comedy is an odd movie. Rarely has a father / daughter relationship been shown this strange. The movie takes place in Roumania, something a movie goer rarely sees. By the way it didn't win the Oscar!
April 22, 2017
Comical, uncomfortable, very current, very female perspective. An overall story about an über busy corporate type 30'ish straight woman who works for an oil company helping smooth over their corporate asses when lay-offs of hundreds of workers occur, and she travels the world constantly. She rarely gets to her native country of Germany and both her mother and father (they've been divorced for a long time) hardly ever get to see her. Circumstances occur that cause her father to begin to intrude himself into her life - both personally and professionally - and the results are both incredibly odd and funny as they are heartfelt and lovely. One of the best comedies I've ever seen not just from Germany (rare), but from anywhere. Written and directed by a woman, this daughter-father story is a real treat. Brilliant.
April 22, 2017
Offbeat comedy about a dad who decides to help his unhappy daughter in strange and unusual ways. It'll surprise you and have you laughing out loud in your chair
½ April 19, 2017
This was a painful movie to watch. Dad is a prankster who goes to see his successful consultant daughter after his dog dies. He like goofing on people. He surprises her at work while pretending to be various Jerry Lewis type characters, except without the humor. Every such situation is totally unrealistic, not funny, would never fool anyone, yet the director tries to lead you to believe that his daughter's high level associates and potential customers are completely fooled, which I guess is supposed to be what is hilariously funny. It would only be funny if dad's awkward impersonations were believable and poignant, like Tootsie or Mrs. Doubtfire, or even Jerry Lewis type of roles, but they are not in the least. [Spoiler alert] If you stay with it for 2 hr 40 minutes hoping that in the end it will be dad's endearing qualities that will charm his daughter's associates and help her to win the day, it never happens. If you have a mid-high level corporate job, and you nutty dad showed up at your place of work or while you were ona business trip to win a new client in fake bad teeth, bad hair, bad clothes, and crashed your meetings, either you would deal with the situation immediately to get him removed, or if you couldn't, your bosses would in lees than half of the time that this movie takes to watch. It does have some gratuitous salacious nudity and sexual situations that don't add much to the character development of the movie, but I got the impression that this was included because it helps sell the movie to a European audience. Nothing works.
½ April 18, 2017
Brilliant attention to detail and performances are what makes this telling of a very unlikely story work.
April 17, 2017
Excelente. Más que recomendada, una película muy profunda. Por películas como estas es que me gusta el cine tanto.
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