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  • Summary: A romantic road film, the story focuses on Daniel, a shy and naive physics teacher trying to get from Hamburg to Istanbul in 7 days in order to meet Melek, a woman he's fallen in love with. His wild odyssey is shared by Juli, a young woman hungry for life who predicts Daniel will soon find his one true love. On his way East, Daniel discovers a new self and learns to truly fight for his happiness. (Film Philos) Expand
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  1. Everything you might want in a road movie: an off-the-cuff sense of adventure, a winningly scruffy charm and a whip-smart sense of humor.
  2. So unambiguously good-natured it feels like something fresh.
  3. 80
    Every time the pace starts to flag, it coughs up one hilarious left-field interlude after another.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    Sweet little crowd-pleaser.
  5. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    A picture so infectious it almost seems original.
  6. Mr. Akin pursues his happy, silly love story without embarrassment, and In July is ultimately more endearing than irritating.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    50
    A nimbler approach to border crossing, German-born director Fatih Akin's In July resembles a shaggier "Serendipity," with a similar moony conflation of coincidence and destiny.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. Apr 28, 2011
    5
    An overly pretentious movie about two hicks going nowhere. Not much else needs to be said except that this movie is not as great as plenty of other movies i could name which not only exceed it, but just outright leave it trailing in the dust. Go watch Indiana Jones, don't waste your time here. Expand

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