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101 Reykjavík
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by EricDSnider

"Useless but fun. And it takes place in ICELAND!"
4 stars

"101 Reykjavik" is a useless but fun movie that purports to be about a man whose mother begins a lesbian love affair with one of the man's former partners, but is really about life in a dull, sleepy town.

The implication, witting or not, is that if people get bored enough, really strange things can happen.

Hlynur (Hilmir Snaer Gunason) is a sexually charged, slightly Oedpial man who stumbles his way into a relationship with Lola (Victoria Abril), a Spanish friend of his mother's (Hanna Maria Karlsdottir), while Mom is away for a few days. Mom comes back and soon she and Lola have taken up together, much to the confusion and consternation of Hlynur.

The Kinks' "Lola" plays often, as do various remakes of it, to great effect. The tone of the film is wry and bemused, whimsical, even. Life in Iceland never looked so bland and swingin' at the same time.

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originally posted: 08/20/01 12:59:36
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User Comments

12/16/05 Naoko Suzuki THE COOLEST movie in my entire life!!! Beautiful color, music, black humor, very icelandic! 5 stars
1/17/04 a5d I found out it was a comedy at the end of the toungue lashing scene. 4 stars
7/01/03 Mitsaso Despite the habit of showing naked old ladies... 5 stars
3/06/02 marzio arigoni i absolutely agree with the review and i met actors and director funny and clever people 4 stars
10/02/01 Royce Vavrek A wonderful, odd little film with a fabulous performance from Hilmir Snćr Guđnason. 5 stars
6/29/01 gustavson ericson 2 stars
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