Just Like Home (Hjemve)

 (13)
5.41 h 39 min200718+
Director Lone Scherfig teams with screenwriter Niels Hausgaard to tell the comedic tale of a troubled small town, and the brave few who made it their mission to keep the community together. As the citizens of a secluded Danish town gradually loose their trust in one and other, the sight of a naked man walking through town in the early hours of the morning sets off an unsettling wave of paranoia. Only when they find the naked man will the townspeople find the strength needed to move beyond this strange emotional state. Now, as a dedicated few set out to uncover the naked man's identity and re-establish their sense of community, they suddenly begin to realize that in assisting their neighbors they are simultaneously and inadvertently bettering themselves as well.
Directors
Lone Scherfig
Starring
Lars KaalundBodil JorgensenAnn Eleonora Jorgensen
Genres
ComedyInternationalArthouse
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Peter GantzlerPeter Hesse OvergaardPernille VallentinMia LyhneIda Dwinger
Producers
Jens Christian AbildtrupKaren BentzonSisse Graum JurgensenIngrid KofoedStine Meldgaard Madsen
Studio
TrustNordisk
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4.1 out of 5 stars

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Veronica LReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful uplifting and heartwarming adult comedy
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Wonderful uplifting and heartwarming adult comedy. Very well done. Amazing performances all around. Not to be missed.
SoloReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Life in a Small Town
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Just Like Home (Hjemve) was very enjoyable, albeit a little simplistic. So much of small town life centers on rumors and gossip, but when it really comes down to it, people will stick together and stand up for each other. I believe this is the basic message, and it is delivered with a lot of humor - and some good women.
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RZReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another great Danish movie by Lone Scherfig
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I really liked "Italian for Beginners" by the same director, and this one is also great. Watch it if you like subtle comedy and kind humor.
I know I will watch it again and again.
6 people found this helpful
Barbara A.Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2009
1.0 out of 5 stars
Playing difficulty
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I have just received this film, which I saw at a film festival in Canada, and really looked forward to owning. However, the copy I received will not play on my DVD player. Is it for the wrong US region?? Will yours play????
S. T. PetersonReviewed in the United States on December 28, 2011
1.0 out of 5 stars
weak
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first off this movie is another movie that mocks Christians and Christianity. It basically says that if you are promiscious lying profane rude brute or someone who likes to "walk around my garden naked from time to time" you are "OK" . . . "normal". But if you are a devout Christian you are "weird" and to be ignored or disrespected. . . probably a cult member. It is said how western civilization has turned its back on its roots . . . . Anyway the plot is weak. It it is boring. Perhaps Danes are simple minded boring people who enjoy movies like this.. . I dunno. But it just appeared immature and silly. There wasn't even a plot. Just strange people wandering around having strange conversations while being strange. It seemed like a farce. Perhaps it was. But the entire town was falling apart because someone at some point in time saw some unnamed man supposedly running down the street naked carrying a newspaper. The horror of it all (or the secret fascination) was that they could "see everything". Anyway after all of that boring weird conversation what do all the men do at the end of the movie? Strip off in the town square. So maybe it is some ironic point that is being made but it was just a waste of my time. I think American audiences are a little more sophisticated than this.
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Four Stars
I enjoyed watching this movie, and being part of this eccentric town for a short time. Great characters.
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