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      Just Another Love Story

      2007 1 hr. 40 min. Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      74% 46 Reviews Tomatometer 83% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Jonas (Anders W. Berthelsen) has wearied of his conventional suburban life. But then he gets in a car accident with Julia (Rebecka Hemse), a beautiful young woman. Jonas ventures to the hospital to visit Julia, where her wealthy family mistakes him for her boyfriend, whom they've never met. Waking from a coma, an amnesic Julia believes that Jonas is her boyfriend as well. Seeking passion and adventure, Jonas assumes the boyfriend's identity, only to receive more than he bargained for. Read More Read Less
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      An intense foreign language noir, Just Another Love Story uses some generic methods to tell its tale of mistaken identity but is sharply entertaining nonetheless.

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      Audience Member Wonderful. Inventive/interesting/thoughtful/emotional. Loved it. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Amazing movie ! Amazing ! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member amazing visual effect Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I picked this film, almost blindfolded. I knew little about it, but it took only a few minutes to really dig it. Great editing, original and playful. Lovely shots and effects. A story that's funny, absurd, sad and mysterious. It's also very cool that it's told from a film's point of view at times. The first 40 minutes glides easily by and it got me hooked. I needed to eat some sour facts that i didn't like, but after that it was a plesant watch for a while. Sadly, the ball keeps on rolling. And rolling. And rolling. It turns into a farce. It's a mysterious film with ups and downs, but the uplifting start is outnumbered by poorer moments the last half of the film. A bit artistic, almost intelligent but it does not got that last brick on lock. Allright acting, original plot and pretty imagery saves a poorer grade. This is not a poor film, but I'm sad that all the great potential turned out slightly above mediocre. 6.5 out of 10 suitcases. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A Dark heady cocktail of genres... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm reminded of a negative review I once read for "Stoker" (a film I actually like quite a bit) -- what compels a story? Or what makes a story compelling? Is a compelling story enough, or is what you do with it? I say this on the heels of "Just Another Love Story", a movie that sticks to its title in -- similar to "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Seven Psychopaths" -- its obsession in its tributes, homages, and every other play on the word. "Love Story" is a film noir, and it has all the trappings. Writer-director Ole Bornedal has a Tarantino-y Hans Landa sort of grin: isn't this all just so exciting? Short answer: fuck yes. It's exciting as hell, even if the suspense of something icy, violent and foreign isn't your shit. It so happens to be mine. Cheers to Anders W. Berthelsen's lead performance. "Just Another Love Story" may be a tad TOO melodramatic, but so what if it has a little kooky fun. I had a killing. The black comedy is in the tale of mistaken identity, but the punishment is in the fall. Meaning even if you laugh at its pain, you can still feel it. Sucks to know Bornedal's last work of note was "The Possession". Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Patrick Peters Empire Magazine High concept thriller which fails to captivate due to unsympathetic characters. Rated: 2/5 Jul 24, 2009 Full Review Wally Hammond Time Out Ambitious cross-cutting and occasional bursts of strident music hint at psychologically complex parallels and readings that the film fails to deliver. Rated: 3/5 Jul 24, 2009 Full Review Tim Robey Daily Telegraph (UK) The film's best hope is black comedy - it's certainly impossible to take seriously - and yet crazy amounts of it are socked over as bombastic, overedited melodrama. Rated: 2/5 Jul 24, 2009 Full Review Nikki Baughan Roll Credits Just Another Love Story is anything but. Instead, it is a thrilling, nightmarish vision of the devastating power of a mid-life crisis left unchecked. Rated: 4/5 Oct 30, 2019 Full Review Pamela Jahn Electric Sheep The film's emotional power comes from its double investigation of love and identity, falseness and authenticity. Sep 27, 2017 Full Review Edward Porter Sunday Times (UK) It's done with some style, Bornedal telling much of the story in nifty montages set to insistent music, but I couldn't get into the spirit of it. Rated: 2/5 Jul 28, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Jonas (Anders W. Berthelsen) has wearied of his conventional suburban life. But then he gets in a car accident with Julia (Rebecka Hemse), a beautiful young woman. Jonas ventures to the hospital to visit Julia, where her wealthy family mistakes him for her boyfriend, whom they've never met. Waking from a coma, an amnesic Julia believes that Jonas is her boyfriend as well. Seeking passion and adventure, Jonas assumes the boyfriend's identity, only to receive more than he bargained for.
      Director
      Ole Bornedal
      Screenwriter
      Ole Bornedal
      Production Co
      Thura Film A/S
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Danish
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 4, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $45.1K