Someone You Love

YOU NEVER KNOW WHO WILL TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND. 

Successful rocker Thomas Jacob (Mikael Persbrandt) is contacted by his estranged daughter (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) who tells him that she’s going to rehab and that he needs to look after his 11-year-old grandson (Sofus Rønnov)… We’ve certainly seen this tale many times before. The film shows how drug abuse affects the lives of father and daughter; the former may be sober now, but his professional life leaves no room for other people. Persbrandt is well cast in that role, even if the music doesn’t exactly reveal why this performer is a star. The film feels half-hearted, and that’s one reason.

2014-Denmark-Sweden. 95 min. Color. Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen. Cast: Mikael Persbrandt (Thomas Jacob), Trine Dyrholm (Molly Moe), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Julie), Sofus Rønnov (Noa), Eve Best, Lourdes Faberes.

Trivia: Original title: En du elsker.

 

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