Goodbye, Lenin!- September 19th

goodbyeGoodbye, Lenin! (2003)
German- Comedy/Drama
Rated “R”
Runtime- 121 min
dir. Wolfgang Becker

I decided to watch this after half-remembering it from my high school German class. It was pretty much as good as I thought it would be.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

After his mother awakens from a pre-democracy coma, a young man must keep her from learning that the East Germany she knew and loved no longer exists. A clever idea that moves along with gentle pushes, but it ultimately goes a little long. Very watchable, though, and the characters are colorful and realistic.

Acting: 1.5/2

Again, colorful and realistic. They each have a distinctive personality that makes the interpersonal conflicts more interesting.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

The sets are a little bland on the color palette, but it certainly fits the overall style of the film.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Misc: 2/2

A completely new take on the lives that were changed by the wall coming down. It certainly makes a case for the seriousness of the genre blend of historical fiction and comedy.


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