7 April 2008 | richard_sleboe
Director was on zero-zero I guess
Ewa (Polish starlet Anna Dereszowska) does what girls like her always do when they want to get guys like us to like them: laugh a lot and pour us drinks. What is true for her is true for the entire movie. It tries very hard to please the audience. But we're not some guy, and this is not a date. We're discerning moviegoers, and this is supposed to be an offbeat comedy. But the story is so pointless and the jokes are so lame it's hard to stay interested, or awake. The only character I developed a fleeting interest in is the publisher's petite groupie (Anne Bolik). Too bad she has an on-screen total of about 15 seconds. Everybody else feels like they're from the cardboard cut-out section of "Wrestling Writer's Block for Dummies". Key message: Düsseldorf is really ugly. Like we didn't know. I guess writer-director Christian Zübert isn't the next Kevin Smith after all. I recommend his debut, "Lammbock", instead.