Friday, December 30, 2016

Toni Erdmann (2016)

Director: Maren Ade. Cast: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek. 162 min. Rated R. Germany/Austria/Romania. Comedy/Drama.

One of the most unforgettable movies you'll ever experience. The story of an eccentric lonely father forcefully injecting himself into his unrelenting, workaholic daughter's life, slowly develops, keeps getting more outrageous, until the lunacy of the final half hour reaches such unexpected levels, you can't predict what will hit you next. While the narrative of this long movie becomes somewhat repetitious, I wasn't bored the least bit. And the best part is, there's a message there, along the lines of: "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." Possibly this year's Best Foreign-Language Oscar winner.

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