Director: Martin Lund

Country: Norway

Year: 2012

Running time: 75 min


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THE ALMOST MAN

Henrik is 35, but he still parties with his high-school buddies like they were in they're 20s. His mother cares for him like he's still a child. And he's in a relationship that's based on goofing around. Now, his girlfriend Tone is pregnant and Henrik has taken a serious job, moved into a prefab duplex, and he’s trying to calm down the partying and start behaving like a father-to-be. But as he feels the pressure to mature, and to do it quickly, Henrik’s frustrations surface in unforeseen—and hilariously inappropriate—ways.

Favorably compared to the work of directors as diverse as Judd Apatow and Maren Ade (Everyone Else), The Almost Man walks a fine line between outrageous comedy and relationship drama, and emerges with a portrait of a couple navigating their new adult responsibilities that all will find relatable.

 

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