Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

DVD | German
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Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest, where she's busy as a corporate strategist. The geographical change doesn't help them to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to go home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried's flashy alter ego.
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 TON NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 163 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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voisjoe1_0
Aug 19, 2017

The Chicago Trib critic - "...about the endless, free-floating bs women must contend with in a capitalistic patriarchy." Yeah, I kinda felt that Toni's daughter was always getting criticized by her male business associates with comments suggesting she was a little short on her suggestions, plans, conclusions, etc. , etc. And I kina felt that the males' critiques were relatively baseless bs. Toni, prankster in chief, seems to be in the movie for her daughter to decide, what is worse, the business associates' bs or her fathers continual prankstering. The viewers with one star either do not like theatre of the absurd or were of the belief that the film was a simple drama, comedy or comdram.

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 18, 2017

Toni Erdmann" is a 162-minute comedy/drama from Germany about a prank-loving older man who pays a surprise visit to his corporate consultant adult daughter and begins to throw her uptight life into chaos. That plot description could easily apply to a traditional Hollywood comedy that probably wouldn't be very good, but the genius of writer-director Maren Ade's film is how she portrays these characters like fully dimensional human beings and grounds their actions in a believable way even as things escalate to hilariously crazy levels. The movie also works because Ade mixes the humor with real earned drama and emotion, so that by the end you really end up caring about this lovably awkward father-daughter relationship.

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Maoisdead
Aug 18, 2017

If I could grant Maren Ade's third feature the rating it deserves, its title would be followed not by five stars but by a constellation. The Academy blew it. Toni Erdmann is by far the finest foreign language film of the past year.

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duanetucker
Aug 17, 2017

Contrived, cartoonish and preposterous. The only good thing about it is: You've never seen anything quite as idiotic. Here's hoping you never do.

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1957Rick
Aug 07, 2017

The film had a horrible ending, IMHO.

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TheSandoz
Aug 03, 2017

At nearly three hours, "Toni Erdmann" is expansive but rarely self-indulgent, and the emotional payoff, when it comes, feels truly and bizarrely earned.

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Calvacade
Aug 03, 2017

It's one of the best comedies in recent years, being intelligent, disconcerting and poignant at the same time.

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beaches4evr
Aug 02, 2017

Waaaaaay too long......some very good moments...and some very bizarre ones. I agree with the previous comment of "German comedy says it all".

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ncs1961
Jul 05, 2017

German comedy...that just about says it all, if you ask me

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Pol8331
Jul 05, 2017

This is one of those movies where 20 minutes in you have to make a decision. Do I stop watching now or take the chance I will waste another 2 hours? Sadly I took a chance and wasted 2 hours. There is absolutely nothing charming or remotely entertaining about this movie. In fact it offends one's sensibility most of the time. I can't help but feel all the critical hype was designed to make fools out of everyone who watched.

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Ron@Ottawa
May 19, 2017

Sexual Content: Graphic nudity in some scenes.

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