I was not expecting too much from this Russian gay comedy, and so was blown away (not in a rude sense mind) by how great it actually is. It is a love story but one that involves three people. We meet Tomofei (Evgeniy Korayakoviskiy) he is an advertising executive who does strange adds for `Cola'. He meets anchor woman Vera Krillova and they sort of fall for each other right away. She has a penchant for food as an aphrodisiac, which gives a whole new meaning to the Cockney phrase of `up the apples and pears' - if you get my drift.
Anyway he accidentally runs into country bumpkin Uloomji, who is living in the Zoo having failed to get into college and is too ashamed to go home. After the hospital does not want to know about his injuries, Timofei takes the young lad home. Despite having no social graces, he has the energy of a puppy and a charm that soon has Tomofei fixated on him. Vera on the other hand is not best pleased and what happens next is a riot of hormones, emotions, water fights, more food than you can shake a stick at and some very bruised hearts.
This is filmed inventively making the most of how we see what we see in different ways, which is actually unnecessary as there is so much on screen action to hold your attention. Uloomji is so likeable that you can't help but fall for him too, it is how he inspires everyone around him - except his family that holds the whole thing together, That said there is not one single below average performance, all the extras are great and the jokes work even if you do not speak much Russian.
This film is so good that I am going to buy a copy as I had rented this and if I could give more than five stars I would. It is 83 minutes long which is my only complaint I could have watched this stuff all day long, but it does not waste any screen time so that has to be applauded, one of the best films I have seen in ages and I can only recommend.