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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Swedish 2.0  
Run Time:
97 min
IMDB Rating:
5.3 / 10 
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Directors: Staffan Lindberg [Director] ,

Movie Description:
The Swedish summer is on and G?ran, recently dumped by his girlfriend, is searching for the woman of his dreams. G?ran is not altogether in harmony with himself or his work situation and is trying a little bit too hard to please everyone around him. Unlike his best friend however, he is not prepared to compromise with love and settle for the less than perfect girl. In pursuit of love he sails out to a Midsummer party in the seductive Swedish archipelago. Unexpected love lurks in the bright Swedish summer's night ready to rock the raft of romance. Comedy and romance are the main ingredients when a story unfolds about young urban self conscious people in a high society setting. —Stella Nova Film


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Fullst?ndigt vidrig

Mia and I watched "Once in Phuket" a while ago. I gave it 1/10 without blinking and would rather forget it. "Sommaren med G?ran" is worse. We saw it tonight.

Right now I long to see the most depressing film ever, just to feel something. No, nothing special has happened to me, the film is the reason that I feel this way. I think of the movie "G" where Nazi band sang the line "You are bursting with apathy." I'm bursting with apathy right now.

I'm totally honest now. I really try not to pick cheap points or make fun at someone's expense. Suddenly I feel like I need to express myself, therapeutically, in a different way than when I visited Auschwitz.

Seeing Peter Magnusson's movies makes me ask myself so many questions:

Why does he write them? Where does he get the money to do them? Do the movies sell? How do people feel when they have seen them, if they are able to feel afterwards? Does he really think he is funny, and he has reached some kind of deadline that must be met, whereupon he fills a movie with platitudes and non-jokes? Note: this film is supposedly a comedy. Why does Stockholm display throughout the movie? It is neither beautifully filmed nor fills any function.

Mia wondered why the film is called "Summer with G?ran"; indeed, why? It doesn't take place over an entire summer, just a few days, and if the title is just a pastiche of "Summer with Monika", I think Magnusson deserves even more crap than he gets here and now.

A character in the movie has tics. I do not know if Magnusson means it to be funny, or if he has put it in the movie to show that it's okay, because it shouldn't be censored; however, this is just incredibly ugly done. This is not to mention the dialogue. Nobody in Sweden speaks like characters in this film do. I would have preferred the bone-dry Dramaten type of dialogue, but this was just bad. Inappropriate. Arid and stupid.

Magnusson's character is not interesting in any way. He doesn't say anything engaging. His job is not interesting. His character is uninteresting - not unlike his character in "Phuket", which was also boring and bland. Pointless and meaningless.

Hardly anyone in the film can play. Peter Dalle and Dan Ekborg are with, and they should be ashamed, they can really act, but not here. Why did they join this? Why?! I'm really asking.

Why was there a dancing and singing scene in the middle of everything, half-assedly choreographed? In a half-empty room with people that look so enthusiastic out that Death from "The Seventh Seal" feels like H?kan Hellstr?m in the video for "Come on Lena" (=very enthusiastic and filled with joie de vivre). This is just so misplaced, rotten and riddled with moths that it goes over the edge to elicit maximum anger and rage, and only makes one apathetic.

A dog is in the film. Is its only r?le to make people laugh from the way it looks? I can find no other reason. But what do I know?

I feel almost apathetic. Writing about this movie gives me more of my life back.

If I had paid to see this movie, I would beat myself, for real. I would like to go through the film with Magnusson and really, really get to know exactly what he means by everything in it.

The protagonist's friends are so uninteresting, and all passages containing his friend's wife is just boring and unnecessary. And nobody cares about the protagonist: in one point in the film he escapes a party by jumping from the balcony. When he did it I thought it was just as well for anyone who was at the party. Damn. I really try not to be funny; I'm merely pointing out how lousy this movie is. As you can see I keep on getting angry again.

There is nothing romantic in this movie. It could be great, but any chance of that was thrown away. All female roles are pathetically written.

Someone should have told Magnusson. Someone should have pulled the emergency brake, shouted a "What are you doing?" If not for his sake, then for their own or for others. Those of you who have been in this but really, really, really didn't need the money (which you really didn't need that bad, I wager a sporting and somewhat cruel guess): shame on you.

The only funny speaking of music: M?ns Zelmerl?w can laugh himself lucky to SFI calling him "M?ns Zemmerl?f" in their list. And why has nobody laboured any love over the soundtrack for this film? Recently I saw on "Klassfesten", a good Swedish comedy, that features a soundtrack that a) fits the movie and b) is good.

Damn all of you, who made "Sommaren med G?ran".

Perfect movie about being imperfect

In my book, this is one of the best and most enjoyable "Bridget Jones" type movies, albeit with a male protagonist. The characters initially seems like a hopeless crowd, and the humor is mostly based around their flawed relationships, but also the stresses and challenges of combining a meaningless job with looking for the perfect girlfriend play in. This movie does this very elegantly, with small but important scenes conveying the story to the viewer, and without being too obvious this movie seems fresh and surprisingly funny. The movie also avoids a lot of the pitfalls one sees in comedies these days. I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a "feel good"-movie.

Somewhat interesting for understanding the difficulties of movie-making

I think this movie would be suitable in film related classes. There are so many flaws yet also a lot of signs of quality. I think it above all tries to be too much at once. Also, the director's experience in TV humour work is evident in the way the movie often seems to be put together from several snippets.

It is funny here and there, in short flashes surprisingly so. But then there are the romantic scenes, decidedly less expertly crafted. And again, the two doesn't get along very seamlessly. A few characters are funny, or might have been, but here too their presence highlights the split un-whole general feel.
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