Main Plot Points:
- After weeks of traveling through Europe the immature William finds himself at a crossroads in Copenhagen. Not just another European city, Copenhagen is also the birthplace of his father. When the youthful Effy befriends the older William they set off on an adventure to find William’s grandfather.
- Effy’s mix of youthful exuberance and wisdom challenges William unlike any woman ever has. As the attraction builds and William truly connects with someone for the first time in his life, he must come to grips with destabilizing elements of his family’s sordid past.
What We Thought:
- Copenhagen is a sweet and awkward movie that’s equal parts coming of age and finding yourself stories.
- William is trying to find his grandfather alone after his friend and his friend’s girlfriend leave him for England. He runs into Effy who helps him translate some papers and an address.
- In the process they develop a connection, unfortunately she’s 14. It’s sort of her first love while he questions himself on what to do, if he can do anything about it.
- At first I thought it might be a Eurotrip type movie, but once the friend leaves it definitely goes straight drama. The performances are quite good especially the two leads.
- It’s well made. It has an easy to follow story that could have been very clichéd or stereotypical, but I didn’t see it that way. I just thought it was a nice, quaint little film. Sure you feel kind of icky wondering what will happen because the character is 14, but at least you do feel something. Other movies I don’t always have that connection to.
- Copenhagen was a nice little surprise. It’s not a fantastic movie or anything, but for a movie I knew nothing about, it was a pleasant watch. The two leads had believable chemistry. The story played out well without being typical. It’s a nice film festival type film.
- Slamdance Spotlight: Copenhagen (Interviews with Writer/Director & Cast)
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Mark Raso
- Gethin Anthony
- Frederikke Dahl Hansen
Recommended if You Like:
- Everything Is Illuminated
- The Pied Pier of Hutzovina