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Una película sencilla y maravillosa con puntos realmente emotivos y otros muy cómicos.
Conmovedora, tierna y divertida.
A big-hearted, crowd-pleasing dramatic comedy set against a tumultuous, roughly year-long period during German reunification in late 1989 and 1990, "Good Bye Lenin!" is a treat for auds of all nations. This triumph of historical verisimilitude in the service of solid storytelling requires no detailed knowledge of the period to be appreciated as the moving story of a son?s unconditional love for his mother, vastly enriched by a spirit that embraces both the genuine uncertainty of recent German politics and a generosity that allows for large dollops of shrewd social humor. Pic stands to rake in capitalist coin upon its countrywide German bow Feb. 13, with solid arthouse business to follow worldwide.
Becker handles the film?s comedy with fluency -- the scenes in which Alex and his friend Denis (Florian Lukas) produce fake TV newscasts are particularly funny -- but he?s even better when it comes to the story?s more wistful dramatic elements. In one of the movie?s most eloquent scenes, Alex?s sister tells him of seeing their father -- who defected to the West when they were young -- where she works. "What did you say?" he asks. "?Enjoy your meal and thank you for choosing Burger King,? " she responds numbly. It may be shocking that some former East Germans believe their country was better off before reunification but, with humor and compassion, "Good Bye, Lenin!" makes those feelings a little bit comprehensible.