The German comedy that makes embarrassing fathers entertaining!

Toni Erdmann, a German comedy, now nearing its time in Cinemas, bought a bit of fun into our serious lives.

The plot

We followed a work obsessed women named Ines Erdmann, who worked beyond her expected role in order to gain fast results. She tried hard to impress her clients and colleagues but nothing ever seemed to work for her. She was never really happy! She was always so hard on herself and never gave herself a break. Can anyone relate to this?

Well that was until her father, Toni arrived and turned her week upside down. He surprised her at business events, stayed with her on business trips and posed as a life coach. Despite her efforts, he never really left and he supported his daughter, as much as she let him. He disturbed her and she got increasingly angry, convinced he was trying to ruin her career and lose important contracts.

Of course, this put a strain on their loving father-daughter relationship. The amount of hurt that he felt when he was turned away by his daughter must have been upsetting, but he knew that there was some fun in her.. he just had to find it!

The characters

Of course if you really look at them, they are both opposites. Whilst Ines is a workaholic, Toni is retired, has free time and is more laid back. Ines looks presentable, whilst Toni wears a large grey beard and a cheeky grin, which makes him look strange. Despite this, Toni’s character is completely harmless and can be seen as an embarrassing father figure that most of us well have, seen or experienced at some point.

Final Thoughts

The overall humour was good and I was laughing at some of it. There were bits where I was sitting there, wondering why people were laughing but I guess it was just my understanding that let me down.

Despite this, I would say that it was enjoyable and it also taught me a life lesson, that you can work hard all the time and be unhappy OR work less and have a bit more fun in your life. Which would you prefer?

Let me know what you think of the review or the film by commenting. Feel free to like and share if you enjoy reading it.

Bye guys 🙂

 

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