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  • Summary: A modern, raw, pitch-black comedy about a young woman who travels from Scotland to Norway to find her estranged, alcoholic father and bring him home. (First Run Features)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
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  1. It could have done with fewer plot devices, but it is ultimately far more satisfying than countless less ambitious and risky films.
  2. 90
    Sumptuously hued in its emotional and visual tones, this drama is also a fairy tale, its plot contrivances beautifully justified by its minimalism.
  3. 88
    It is an uncompromising family tale, one that's dark but lyrical and moving in its rendering of the ties that bind even the most dysfunctional families, despite valiant efforts to destroy them.
  4. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    80
    A humanistic, warts-and-all battle of wills between a dissolute father and an emotionally ravaged daughter.
  5. In the end, grips us precisely because its actors are so utterly absorbed in their roles, so unfettered and nakedly expressive. This is the kind of acting we always look for, but rarely see.
  6. A journey that goes from prosaic to existential. Director Hans Petter Moland's raw drama of father-daughter reconciliation features an excellent cast.
  7. 60
    It's a raw, haunting experience.

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  1. AsenathF.
    Jun 24, 2006
    9
    Dry and Dark, yet witty and amazing. Woman, all hopes for a life she enjoys get's talked into coming to see her dying mother, not Dry and Dark, yet witty and amazing. Woman, all hopes for a life she enjoys get's talked into coming to see her dying mother, not knowing that she is dying. She also has to find her father, a drunk Scott, an dpull him along for the ride. Expand
  2. Aug 13, 2010
    9
    This was a good film about a grown up daughter and her alcoholic father as they try to come together, i really loved this film, the charactersThis was a good film about a grown up daughter and her alcoholic father as they try to come together, i really loved this film, the characters were great and the story was also good this iis one of the best daughter/father films ive ever seen. Expand

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