This frothy, light, slightly shapeless but endearing comedy is further proof of the protean nature of Akin's amazing talents.
While nowhere near as good as his great, dark comedy-drama `Head On' or his complex. philosophical `The Edge of Heaven', or even his delightful music documentary 'Crossing the Bridge' - all of which are must-sees - I appreciate that Akin seems more interested in exploring different genres and stories than creating a signature style.
This is the kind of comedy that makes you smile more than laugh, and is stronger on character and acting than on comic set pieces, but even the jokes that don't work aren't annoying. Its too sweet and full of life to get cranky at.
A shaggy, likable young Greek man living in Germany tries to start his own restaurant, juggling his ex-con brother, his out-of town girlfriend, his slightly insane chef, and a rival who wants to take over his space and develop condos. It's not an `important' film, but it captures something wonderful about being young and trying to find your place in the world.