6 August 2006 | raagaard
A massacre on a great book
Dennis Jürgensens "Kærlighed ved første hik" (along with "Hitchhikers'Guide to the Galaxy, which was also butchered when it was adopted to film)was one of the books that helped me survive the eighties. It was one of the only books that I could relate to at the time. When you are living in a suburb, a bit of a nerd and in love with the pretty girl in the class it's actually about your life. That's why I guess so many of us could relate to it. But seeing this great work savagely butchered made me sad. First of all it's not funny, it's miscast-ed and badly acted and badly adapted. You don't get any sort of chance to live yourself into the leading character and the portrayal of the youths is at best superficial. Well, maybe it's just my love for the book and the role it played for me as a t(w)eenager that has made me so disappointed, maybe the movie really IS funny and I have grown into a grumpy old man, but still...