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Crazy to think that one the best belgian film of all time was made by 4 students on a super low budget, and even crazier to think some people still say Benoit Poelvoorde isn’t a great actor when this exists.
Understanding this film completely for international audiences is probably harder, because like another famous belgian film (Dikkenek), its humor is quite specific to here: it’s absurd, dry and sometimes so uncomfortably realistic that you’re not even sure they’re making a…
My expectations were way too high here, and it hurts.
The main issue is glaringly obvious from the moment the main characters meet: the romantic chemistry isn’t there at any moment. At one point Saoirse’s character says that Mary is caring for her like her daughter, and that’s exactly the problem. I don’t mind an age gap, but if motherhood is such a central piece of the movie it just feels like that’s all their relationship should have been, and…