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Absolutely WONDERFUL! Deserves 10 stars! Perfect Date Movie
on August 2, 2004
RUN, DO NOT WALK TO BUY/RENT THIS FANTASTICALLY WONDERFUL! DREAMILY ROMANTIC movie. it is a PERFECT "date movie" for gay AND straight couples! It's Danish and SUPERB in EVERY WAY...the script is "smart", the characters are ALL excellent, attractive, and believable. There's nary a lick of nudity or hot, steamy sex, yet the underlying passion of the lovers comes across loud & clear.
The amazing (for US audiences, anyway) is that it treats gay love and marriage as 100% "normal" and "valid". Coming out of Denmark, where I believe gay marriage has been legal for some time, the story line follows the EXACT same "formula" as any hetero love story that Hollywood might produce--including the "Hollywood ending."
"Shake It" is a romantic comedy, but the film delves deep into the gay AND straight characters' struggles and heartbreak...the soundtrack is excellent, as well, AND NO one is "sick" and/or dying of AIDS.
Be prepared to laugh, cry, and fall in love with these characters and this film!