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Maybe...Maybe Not

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Maybe...Maybe Not

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Joachim Krol, Til Schweiger, Rufus Beck, Katja Riemann
director:
Sönke Wortmann
genre:
Foreign Language, Gay and Lesbian

We gave it a C

Is Maybe…Maybe Not completely wacky, or what: Axel (Til Schweiger, billed, variously, as ”Germany’s Number One Box Office Star” or ”the German Brad Pitt”), a cute, skirt-chasing heterosexual dumped by his girlfriend (Katja Reimann), finds a place to crash with Norbert (Joachim Krol), a homosexual acquaintance who, along with his friends, thinks Axel is a dreamboat. The girlfriend, meanwhile, discovers she is pregnant and goes to take Axel back, only to find her supposedly straight honey surrounded by gay men! Such madcap sexcapades! Ach! Adapting stories from popular German comic books, writer-director Sonke Wortmann has produced a limp, dated comedy that makes the safely retro Birdcage look politically hip, but which is globally the highest-grossing German movie ever. Proving, perhaps, that it’s not such a small world, aesthetically speaking, after all. C