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The Boss of It All back to product details

Patriarchy, with bells on
written by MKaliher May 25, 2008 - 11:59 AM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
OK. I admit I didn't get it the first two rounds, and dismissed it as some weird Nordic confection. But, as I was sitting at work one day, still trying to comprehend what the hell this film was about, it finally hit me: our abusive, patriarchal fantasy of the godhead.

Them Danes are sly. They send us a complex film--disguised as a comedy--containing a whole litany of descriptions of patriarchal fascism, and expect us to understand it? Hell, we're Americans! All we know is everlasting war, pickup trucks, and excessive consumer spending. How are we supposed figure out what the hell they're talking about?

But, toward the end of this film--on my third viewing--even I, Bubba Podunk, finally got it: we'll accept any disgrace, any holocaust, any affront to humanity, as long as we believe it is the will of The Boss of The Boss of It All. And we'll love him for abusing us. Is this a dysfunctional relationship, or what?

And by the way, Iben Hjejle is even better looking as a full-grown woman than she was as an ingénue.


(Average 7.27)
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