31 January 2014 | bob the moo
Nice idea but the explicit and rather cringe-inducing nature of it tends to lose the main point somewhat
The title translates as "How I Met Your Father" although I do not think it has anything to do with the US sitcom of a similar name (but wouldn't know for sure as I have never watched it). The content of the film sees a couple getting together for the first time and ends with the potential for a future relationship, which is not really telling you the end since this in essence is what links back to the title. Essentially the film is a sex scene but it is one that really goes against the norm in terms of what you would normally have in a film – and I'm pretty sure this is the point since it is the whole film.
This does make the film a bit awkward to watch because it did make me cringe at times, but the sex scene is at least honest about reality. OK it is not the "norm", but it is a lot more accepting of reality than the usual Hollywood scene of instant erection and instant penetration without anything going on first. The sex lacks nudity but is pretty explicit in terms of suggested acts and I am afraid that I did find this overwhelmed the nicer point of people being flawed but being accepting of each other and finding love anyway. At times it was funny but too often it was cringe-inducing and a little embarrassing, which masked the heart of the film and made the conclusion less likely. It would have been nicer if it had kept the core idea but perhaps not pushed it to extremes and allowed the couple to find more of an intimacy than that which came across.
A nice idea then and it is well made considering it was shot in a couple of nights for comparatively little money, but pulling it in a little bit would have made it work a little better. No pun intended.