With the Comedy "We are the New" landed Ralf Westhoff, five years ago, a surprise success. The payment consent Ü-50 audience was geeks in the comparison of the residential communities of Old Hippies and young Career vigorously been significantly flattered. In his fourth directorial work, "How good is your relationship?" takes Westhoff now, the love life of the 40-Year-old – in-between Routine, innovation, longings and fear of losses – to the visor.
Actually everything runs between Carola (Julia Koschitz), and Steve (Friedrich Mücke) around. The Couple has been together five years, the evenings spent in the meantime on the Couch. The Love life is disrupted by the Steve's coworker Bob (Bastian Reiber) is left by his companion. Steve shows compassion and soon begins to check the own relationship. In a breakneck script-contortion, he will contact the new lovers of Bob's Ex. Harald (Michael Witten born) is the Youngest, but as the tantric-Yoga-teacher expert knowledge. Steve begins with mindfulness exercises, fitness training, and Event Dates to fight Carola. Increasingly annoyed.
As awkward as Steve tries to Carola, then wanton Westhoff brought with messed-up Screwball Comedy to attention. His Film is missing, however, significant momentum and wit. The dialogues solidification of wisdom in self-pleasing punchlines and raised Relationship. Also, the figures with alleged Professions (he: something with computers/you: the organizer of a sustainability conference!) and everyday clichés no credibility.
Friedrich Mücke works extremely wooden by Steve's emotional exchange bathrooms but retains his impeccable hairstyle. Westhoff wants to know "How good is your relationship?" as a Statement against society's compulsion to self-optimization is understood, however, hardly a mere Lament. Behind it is the same swing used to be--everything-better-mentality which was already in "We are the New" a nasty taste in the mouth. The only bright spot: the fabulous Bastian Reiber, of the draws up with the unsettled, Sad and Bob all the tragicomic Register.More about
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