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Shake It All About (2001)

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Troels Lyby, Charlotte Munck, more...
Director: Hella Joof
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Strand Releasing Home Video
Genre: Foreign, Gay & Lesbian, Scandinavia, Features
Running Time: 98 min.

Danish theater director Hella Joof segues into feature directing with her 2002 debut Shake It All About. Madly in love, Jacob (Mads Mikkelsen) and Jorgen (Troels Lyby) hope to make it official and wed sometime next summer. However, one fateful night Jacob and Caroline (Charlotte Munck) -- Jorgen's sister -- share an unexpected kiss that makes Jacob's heart flutter with the sudden realization that he not only loves Caroline, but that he is also in love with a woman. As the two begin their secret, tempestuous fling, Jorgen begins to suspect something is amiss and he finally confronts Jacob -- who promptly confesses to his infidelity. Rightfully enraged, Jorgen storms out of the house and gets injured in a car wreck. As Jacob decides to patch things up with Jorgen, Caroline informs him that she is probably carrying his child. While the news is exhilarating, Jacob is not exactly eager to inform Jorgen of this development -- much less Caroline's husband Tom (Jesper Lohmann) -- which leaves Jacob with some tough decisions to make that will affect the futures of nearly all his friends and family. Shake It All About was selected for inclusion into the Cinema of Tomorrow program at the 2002 Montreal World Film Festival. ~ Ryan Shriver, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Danish Prunes by talltale August 13, 2004 - 3:43 PM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
SHAKE IT ALL ABOUT is an interesting take on sexuality--gay, straight and bi--from Denmark. Though billed as a comedy, it offers an awfully heavy dose of pathos and angst, leading up to a feel-good ending that's been seen a few too many times (this film at least offers a change in some specifics). It's very well-acted, however, so you'll probably stick with it till the end.

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