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      Coconut Hero

      2015 1h 41m Comedy Drama Romance List
      Reviews 29% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A teen who spends his days dreaming up ways to kill himself considers his new brain tumor a godsend until he meets a girl and begins to fall in love. Read More Read Less

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      Barry Hertz Globe and Mail There's nothing new here that hasn't been mined, ahem, to death in other, similar genre entries. Rated: 2/4 Mar 18, 2016 Full Review Linda Barnard Toronto Star Too obvious in its quest for quirkiness, director Florian Cossen's German-Canadian indie about a suicidal 16-year-old named Mike Tyson (Alex Ozerov) has some original moments, but not enough of them to make Coconut Hero stand out. Rated: 2/4 Mar 17, 2016 Full Review Radheyan Simonpillai NOW Toronto Coconut Hero turns into a film about an oddball kid relieved to find out he has a brain tumour, a new escape hatch from his small Canadian town seemingly populated by Wes Anderson's bastard children. Rated: 1.5 Mar 16, 2016 Full Review Chris Knight National Post If I have to see one more movie about a suicidally depressed teenager who learns life lessons from a pretty girl, I may kill myself. Rated: 2/4 Mar 17, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Watchable but slow and probably shouldn't have watched a film about death and suicide the way I'm feeling right now. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review john s Suicide is painful, especially when it is botched. Botched up good. Mike Tyson is not a boxer. In fact he's an average, gangly teen, struggling with growing pains, which range from family strife to bullying at the hands of a younger kids. He dreams of a better, heavenly place, and decides to bypass the normal scenic route most take to our demise. Methodical, caring and metucilous, he leaves a reminder note for Mom to feed the fish, and prints up an obituary in the local paper. This is small town life, with small town futures, small town quirks, small town time. Unfortunately for Mike, and fortunately for the film's plot, he fails. His ensuing journey of self-discovery is a sweet one, filled with much silliness from various elders who offer misguided guidance, and seem oblivious to Mike's undeterred pursuit of his one goal. Only love can stick a fork in Mike's road, and the charming and surprising way it plays out, makes this little gem quite a worthwhile watch. - hipCRANK Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Adding a ukulele does not a great indie film make. Too self-consciously quirky for its own good and without covering any new ground. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Another quirky coming-of-age comedy/drama. There are moments but nothing remarkable overall. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A teen who spends his days dreaming up ways to kill himself considers his new brain tumor a godsend until he meets a girl and begins to fall in love.
      Director
      Florian Cossen
      Producer
      Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach, Paul Scherzer
      Screenwriter
      Daniel Schachter, Elena von Saucken
      Production Co
      Arte, UFA Fiction, Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk (SWR), Hessischer Rundfunk
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 41m