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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretentious, 6 Feb. 2010
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This is a German road movie in which an annoying man meets an actress, an old man and a girl, and they set off across Germany together;
they meet a bloke who reads a bad dreary poem to them and, for some reason, they invite him to join them;
then they meet a bloke in a house who starts conversations off with the likes of 'I was just about to kill myself' or 'I want to talk to you about loneliness.'
Nothing really happens, which is fine with a road movie, but unfortunately almost all the time is spent by the characters saying pretentious and unrealistic cod-philosophical dialogue at each other; rather like the terrible Goethe book it's 'loosely based on,' and similarly is one of those things that few people will like other than pretentious writers and critics who think they're intellectual and tasteful but aren't really;
For me, it became interesting as it plodded on, as one drifts off whilst contemplating how unintentionally funny it all is, and how good a film it would make if Monty Python or Steve Coogan did it.
I haven't seen Wim Wenders other 3 main 70's films, and don't know if I will having seen this one, but I'd recommend Paris,Texas , which is a great film, and one in which there are interesting people, places , events and dialogue, and he left the pseudo-philosophy to one side; whether Paris, Texas is the exception, and all his others are largely drivel, I haven't seen enough of his other films to say.
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Initial post: 6 Jul 2010 05:17:13 BDT
Carl S. Lau says:
Is this dvd widescreen and letterboxed or is it 4:3?

Posted on 17 May 2015 01:29:34 BDT
mister joe says:
I didn't enjoy this either but thought Kings Of The Road was brilliant.
See that one.
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