Monday, February 27, 2017

Toni Erdmann

A retired teacher with a penchant for disguises and practical jokes (Peter Simonischek) decides to travel to Bucharest and disrupt the life of his workaholic daughter (Sandra Huller), an oil consultant in the middle of sealing a major merger. Great central performances and a superb ending dominate this funny picture which makes half-assed attempts at social commentary and where the jokes wear thin due to its unnecessarily extreme length.
*** out of ****