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|Nothing Funny -- Nic smiesznego|
Genres: Indie & Art House
"Damn it!", says director Adam Miauczynski, "Nothing Funny happened to me in my bloody life". He always has bad luck. He is unsuccessful in his career and in his relationships with women. His life is an unusual mixture of ... more »
A gem of Polish comedies
Richard J. Brzostek | New England, USA | 11/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've ever felt like your life sucks, or you're just having a bad day, then I would recommend watching the film "Nothing Funny" (Nic Smiesznego). In comparison to this guy's life, you might not feel that things are so bad.
The story is about a film director named Adas (Cezary Pazura) told through personal reflections and a review of his own life. Although Adas has brief moments of success, he always comes in second and this infuriates him. His ranting self-talk, which narrates the movie, is hilarious. Pazura's role in "Nothing Funny" is nothing short of great acting; we see the man's deep sadness, reflected in his daydreams of a better life, and in his neurotic outbursts when his life overwhelms him.
Our director is always looking for his "Malgorzata," his true love. He doesn't know what she looks like, only that he has loved her his entire life. This, of course, is a reference to Bulhakow's novel, "Mistrz i Malgorzata" (Master and Margaret), about a man who, while visiting a park, meets the true love of his life. The director's marriage is a disaster and he constantly dreams of meeting his own "Malgorzata." Although he can't seem to find Malgorzata, he doesn't have any trouble finding women to sleep with him and there are several funny sex scenes in the movie.
The viewer gets inside the man's depressing and disturbing life, in the disasters on his film set, in his social life, and with the ladies he seeks out for relief. I can relate with his life on some levels, as who hasn't had a miserable day? "Nothing Funny" is a comedy that makes me laugh out loud very often. It is a movie that doesn't get old and can be watched again and again. I highly enjoyed this very funny film."