- Songs from the Second Floor review by JD
The Swedes really can do far out humour. This is so strange that you have to get in the mood before it starts. Some of the rise and fall of reginald perrin approaches it but no British comedy has matched it. As an example there is a traffic jam through which winds a protest rally of students whipping themselves. They are only ever however in the background, it takes most of the film to realise what they are doing. Some of the humour is done so dead pan that you need to adjust the contrast setting. Not for mainstream audiences but highly recommended for a more experimental enthusiast.
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An awful, boring, unfunny, confusing Swedish film
- Songs from the Second Floor review by PV
This film is not only confusing. It is also deeply unfunny. Really.
I saw the first film in this trilogy and that was pretty good.
This, however, looks like something to emerge from some pretentious drama school workshop.
Not one single laugh in the whole thing.
And yes, I do appreciate oddball and dead pan and off-beat humour. But this is not humour, It's just dull. An utter yawn-fest.
To say the British don't do humour 'as well as this' is utterly absurd. Even the most unfunny 'diverse, female' tedious BBC comedienne can create more laughs than this pretentious load of drivel.
No stars. Stick to making meatballs, Sweden, if this is the best you can do for comedy.
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