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Issue: Winter 2014

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared (2013) movie review

A Fool's Tale

Did you enjoy Forrest Gump? The story of a fool who fell into key places in history and to whom were given kudos for other people's achievements? If so, and you don't mind a Swedish film with English subtitles, than this film is for you.

Well acted, well paced, placed in an interesting environment with, in this case, a chase-by-bad-guys added to it, this film story is a fool's journey.

Maybe it's meant to be funny, but any irony was outweighed by the fact that it's just plain rude to laugh as people who are less than smart.

So yes, it's watchable, it's not boring, but it's more than a bit silly, and if men pissing is supposed to be some kind of metaphor, less than what it set out to be. But, if you like Gump, you'll probably like this, too.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 2014
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Title: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared (2013)
Written by: Felix Herngren & Hans Ingemansson
Jonas Jonasson (novel)
Directed by: Felix Herngren
Running time: 114 mins

The Players: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, Mia Skäringer

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