When the girl of your dreams is half your age, it's time to grow up.
After weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William finds himself in Copenhagen, the place of his father’s birth. He befriends the youthful Effy, who works in William’s hotel as part of an internship program, and they set off to find William’s last living relative. Effy’s mix of youthful exuberance and wisdom challenges William unlike any woman ever has. As the attraction builds, he must come to grips with destabilizing elements of his family’s sordid past.
ActorsStarring: Gethin Anthony, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Sebastian Armesto, Tamzin Merchant, Mille Dinesen, Baard Owe, Olivia Grant, Martin Hestbæk
Game of Thrones’ Gethin Anthony plays the highly face-punchable William, an immature and selfish American travelling around Europe with his best friend Jeremy. Copenhagen isn’t on the itinerary by accident: William’s father, whom he feels some deeply unresolved emotions for, was born here.
When his friendship with Jeremy hits another low, William sulks around town trying to build up the courage to find out where his Danish family may be, and to go visit them. This is when he first meets Effy, a cute local waitress, who offers to help.
They go on a small adventure around Copenhagen, following the trail of his father and trying to find his grandfather. Effy remarkably patiently offsets William’s selfish immaturity with a mix of levelheadedness, naivity, empathy, and cute sexiness…
Of course you can see the rom-com plot elements coming a mile away. But there is a twist that makes the movie quite a bit more interesting than your average American-in-Europe-love-story. And you shouldn’t go into it expecting a rom-com. More a rom-drama. Best not to know too much beforehand if you want to get the most out of the movie.
Frederikke Dahl Hansen plays a great Effy, and it will be interesting to see if she can use this as a springboard to more non-Danish movies. Gethin Anthony actually does a good job at this role and he succeeds in believably maturing somewhat as the plot progresses.
Still wish someone had punched him in the face though.
A very watchable drama with a twist. 7/10.