Swedish Midsummer Sex Comedy
If everything had gone according to plan that is...
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Emil (Daniel Gustavsson, The Girl Who Played with Fire) has planned a huge Midsummer festival this year, with all his local friends coming and Sam (Perry), his best friend from America showing up for his first time in Sweden. Everything is set for a great party, but Emil has another surprise in store, one that will greatly surprise his girlfriend, Susanne (Lisa Werlinder, Munich), and make the whole party wonder if they should have come at all.
Fair warning, horndogs: despite the provocative title, this is not the kind of sex comedy that one might expect from a Swedish import. It deals with sex to a certain extent, but it's no festival of the flesh. Instead, it's a celebration of the romantic beauty of Sweden and an observance of the often tenuous status of relationships. A Swedish Midsummer Sex Comedy is a pretty film that shows of Sweden's landscapes very nicely and features a simple, economic plot but, overall, this is an insubstantial piece. It's enjoyable enough at the time but, like so many summer parties, completely forgotten afterward. That isn't a bad thing exactly; sometimes a trifling comedy is just what the doctor ordered.Read more ›
This is not an XXX film, there isn't much sex or nudity, but enough to make it a "sex comedy" I guess.
I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone looking for a "different" romantic comedy.
I think it's awesome that the movie is in Swedish. It does have English subtitles.
Sex farces in American movies have given way to gross-out features, which are good enough in their own way, but might make us forget the softer, smoother approach to love problems that this movie takes. It's old-fashioned and its laughs are gentle, but constant and winningly earned. This kind of show is much harder to put together than it seems to be. Meanwhile, the box and the English title are in no way misleading: what you see is what you get, and you get something very good.
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This is essentially European in its focus on the possibility of fulfillment and self discovery within maturing relationships in spite of the alienation and loss of social... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Melville.
My father was a Swedish immigrant in 1927. I am sure that this is not my father's Sweden. I don't know why every movie has to have its' share of gay love.Published 18 days ago by LynnJ