Lars-Magnus Lindgren's Academy Award-nominated "Käre John" ("Dear John" in English) almost seems as if it simply depicts people doing what they naturally do. Very little of the movie feels scripted. The relationship between John and Anita simply develops as relationships generally develop.
These things are what make this an especially good movie. Even if you can't fully relate to the characters, you still feel that they're realistic characters. I should note that because it's a Scandinavian movie, much of it deliberately moves slowly. There's no attention-getting action, but there is a shot of a Beatles poster.
Fine movie. I recommend it.
Drama / Romance
Drama / Romance
John is a shipmaster on a very small transportation boat which regularly attends a very small harbour to buy food, actually from Anna's father. She is a waitress and has a young daughter. She tells John that her name is Anita. They have met many times, but their first personal meeting is when both are swimming in early morning. John is asked to have morning coffee with Anna's family. He invites her and her child to a trip to Zoo in Copenhagen. Both have genuine feelings for each other. There are lovely three-some scenes when John is proud of "being" a father, and beautiful love scenes. Christina Schollin's naked body is cute but never obtrusive. But at that time girls were depreciated if they "gave in" too soon. So these scenes repeatedly alternate with hot misunderstandings, well-known exactly when two people with genuine feelings fear misunderstandings and try to preclude them. In the last minutes of the movie, when each has left the "harbour village" on the next day, and John has ...
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March 24, 2021 at 06:44 PM