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Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)

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Toni Erdmann [Feb. 18th, 2017|01:37 am]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)

. . . is a rilly good slice o' life flick about a German chick working in a business consultancy in Romania. Her company helps other companies shut down operations and lay off workers to save money, so she's running a high karmic deficit to begin with. Then her father comes to visit "spontaneously," as they say in the movie. Her dad is a whackjob who just will not quit interfering with her job and her social life.

Very well done, very long (162 minutes) and worth a watch.

'Mater Meter: 93%      Phrembameter: 89%       Rilly good, but not over the top good.  Not as good as The Hundred Year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, but not too far from it.

DANGER, WILL ROBINSON ! ! !  This movie is in German, Romanian (which the Germans don't understand, either) and some English, with English subtitles wherever English isn't spoken.  If you don't read English particularly well, you may experience higher than usual levels of befuddlement.