Things I Learned From TERRIBLY HAPPY (Milwaukee Film Festival)

Last night at the 2009 Milwaukee Film Festival, we went to see TERRIBLY HAPPY (Denmark, 2008).

Described as Twin Peaks meets No Country for Old Men, the film was directed by Henrik Ruben Genz, who has been described as the Danish answer to the Coen brothers. With mashups like those as your cinematic heritage, how can you go wrong?

Here's what I learned:
  1. When you're the new marshal in town and the local barkeep uncaps a beer for you because that's what the old marshal always used to drink, don't go trying to assert your authority by ordering a mineral water. You're just going to look like a lightweight.  
  2. As it turns out, you *can* have too many friends. 
  3. What happens in the bog stays in the bog.
While watching this film (which I *highly* recommend, by the way), I couldn't shake the feeling that its lead actor, Jakob Cedergren (below, top), looks like the love child of Coldplay's Chris Martin (below, left) and Milwaukee Film Festival Executive Director Jonathan Jackson (below, right) love child. The resemblance is uncanny, don't you think?


Did you see TERRIBLY HAPPY? Learn anything? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Anonymous said...

OMG, you're so right. Too funny!

Jean said...

Hello, that is one dreamy Danish actor!