Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Coyote's Morning -- Poranek kojota|
Actors: Karolina Roszinszka, Maciej Stuhr, Michal Milowicz
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Kuba, a struggling cartoon illustrator and Naomi, a popular and beautiful Polish singer, cross paths, and fall madly in love with one another. But those closest to Naomi object, including Diamond, her former lover, a gangs... more »
Leszek Strzelecki | Beltsville, MD United States | 10/21/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If I were to sum up this film by Olaf Lubaszenko with just one word I'd say: mediocre. Arguably, it is equally difficult to make a truly good comedy as it is to create a serious drama. For a good comedy is just another way of depicting the reality and I'd expect it to be... well, intelligent, educated, revealing and somewhat surprising . Unfortunately, the reality of contemporary Poland, in my opinion, is not portrayed in this film much beyond old clichés and stereotypes. As a satire, therefore, this film is a complete failure. Yes, there are some fairly funny moments and I can't accuse it of completely distorting the world around but that's about it.
"Kuba, a struggling cartoonist, and Naomi, a beautiful Polish singer, fall madly in love. But her former lover, a gangster, has other plans for Naomi and for her new love." So says the editorial description.
The plot, I guess, is good enough for a nice movie but: we don't see much of a "creative struggle" Kuba allegedly suffers, other than his declaration; the love affair isn't all that steamy, or romantic, if you will; Naomi - although very pretty indeed - doesn't sing any great hits, just a couple of a so-so songs, one of them being an old, reheated, song from the Sixties. The gangster, Naomi's ex-lover, is all too predictable in his plots against the couple and so on and so on. Just about everything we see in the movie is, again, stereotypical, conventional and shallow.
I guess if one has to kill an hour and a half of time and there is nothing else to do - go watch it, otherwise I'd spent time doing something else.