’Love Is All You Need’

IT was released almost three years ago, it’s a Danish romantic comedy with English subtitles, it stars a salt and pepper Pierce Brosnan and a lovely blonde you have probably never heard of but guess what? It’s surprisingly good.

But only if you’re into movies with a slightly arthouse bent. And only if you can stop wondering how much money trouble Brosnan was wading in to take up what initially seems like a fall. A Skyfall, if you will.

If you can put that aside, what waits is a quaint and comedic film about a woman surviving breast cancer who has to find the hideousness and the humour in an unfaithful husband, a destination Italian wedding and heartbroken daughter.

Directed by Susanne Bier and starring an immensely watchable Trine Dyrholm, the film is a realistic and absorbing offering in the spirit of destination films like ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ and ‘Eat, Pray, Love’.

The settings are beautiful, the story is human and the characters are fantastically flawed and relatable without ever being hammy or hackneyed.

Watch this if you like watching people. Real people, people from other countries with simple, stirring, normal problems shot in lovely light in stunning locales.

Note: It’s as mildly boring as arthouse films require with a dash of the depressing mixed into the uplifting but it’s also a break from the blockbusters and a boon to cinephiles wanting to watch something wonderful.

‘Love is All You Need’ is now showing at Ster-Kinekor at Maerua Mall.

Source : The Namibian