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Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen




Four friends, all teachers at various stages of middle age, are stuck in a rut. Unable to share their passions either at school or at home, they embark on an audacious experiment from an obscure philosopher: to see if a constant level of alcohol in their blood will help them find greater freedom and happiness. At first they each find a new-found zest, but as the gang pushes their experiment further, issues that have been simmering for years come to a head and the men are faced with a choice: reckon with their behavior or continue on the same course..
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I saw this on a couple Best of 2020 lists and watched it last night via digital rental. Fantastic. Mikkelsen is so good in this. Highly recommended.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

I’ve been trying to do this but unfortunately I’m flying solo
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

Mads having a moment right now. Always liked him since he played Le Chifre in Casino Royale
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

gonna see this tonight. can't wait. i love me some Mads.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

I kinda want to try this.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

Fantastic. Absolutely and without hesitation a fantastic movie. Fun, funny, exhilarating, heart-breaking.

the experiment of the four men just swept me like no other movie this year. i was just smiling most of the way. a terrific emotional ride and if you like Mads Mikkelsen even a bit, you're going to love him that much more. he was the center, the heart.

you feel it all, from the ups and downs to the ups again. that ending had me giddy and saw Mads like i've never seen him before. he has always played characters that were stoic, with little emotion (Casino Royale, Arctic, Valhalla Rising), but always with potence and gravitas and he always conveyed in face and expression. in this one he showed every emotion in every way right to the very end.

this movie encapsulates what foreign films do best, and that is tell stories about people and emotions in a way that seems to elude some American film makers. this is one that deserves some consideration come Oscar time, but i fear it won't. i hope to hell i am dead wrong. this was just a pure, enjoyable, incredible, emotional roller coaster of a film.


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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

more people need to see this.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

This is now up on Hulu. Highly recommended.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

Saw this in December but didnít comment, probably my top pick for 2020 of the fewer than usual movies I saw.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

So Ok to watch when drinking or not???
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

ok to watch any time any way. see it, see it now. nuf said.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

I will also give this movie credit for including Cissy Strut by The Meters. One of my favorite songs.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

Originally Posted by bluetoast
I will also give this movie credit for including Cissy Strut by The Meters. One of my favorite songs.
and played at such a great moment.
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and played at such a great moment.
Yeah, it was the peak happiness for all the characters Iíd say.
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^ sublime their companionship and comradery. They were all great, but especially Mads. Wish he got nod, but at least director and foreign film which I really think it has a chance, though I have, but haven’t seen Better Days which heard was great, at least according to reviews. Though AR no slouch either.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

I rented this from Google Play last week and quite enjoyed it. I find it to be a good companion piece to Flight. The Robert Zemeckis film dealt with a high-functioning alcoholic but did so using blockbuster-style drama (how else to describe to the crash landing at the beginning of the movie?). Another Round tackles the theme of going to work and living life while drinking in a more grounded manner with consequences that most of us can relate to.

Thomas Vinterberg says his movie is a celebration of life, and I certainly got that from it despite how things play out in the last act. If I have a downer day in the future, I’d watch the last five minutes of this movie on a loop.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

Vinterberg was giving an interview where he recounted a story where he hosted the writer of The Wife, Jane Anderson. Vinterberg's daughter was talking about how she was going to do a drinking race (like the one in the opening scene) and Jane Anderson was like "WTF" and Vinterberg was like "It's cool". Then Jane Anderson asked if the daughter was worried about the police, and it was explained that the teachers would also be there.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

^ Vinterberg probably told that story in multiple interviews. I heard it in the TIFF discussion (video below), which for people who haven't watched the film yet isn't too spoiler-y but still probably best left to be viewed after seeing the movie.

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Yup, thatís the one I got it from. Good interview.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

Originally Posted by L Everett Scott
^ Vinterberg probably told that story in multiple interviews. I heard it in the TIFF discussion (video below), which for people who haven't watched the film yet isn't too spoiler-y but still probably best left to be viewed after seeing the movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pxov3GFgkg
oooh, i'm gonna watch this for sure soon.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

This movie was so good. That's all I got to add.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler
This movie was so good. That's all I got to add.
I’ll just add to that. This movie was so (pause) so good.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

I finally sat down and watched this, liked it a good deal. I was a little worried it would be another "lesson" movie about the dangers of drinking or something but thankfully, it appears the Danes don't go for that shit.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

Watched this terrific movie on Hoopla last night.
One of the best movies I've seen this year, period. Agree with all of you.
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Re: Another Round (2020, D: Vinterberg) S: Mads Mikkelsen

I would love for Criterion to pick this up and give us some nice extras with Mads and Vinterberg. Anything and everything. That would be awesome! I mean no extras on current US Blu, except trailer, I think, thus I bought digital, but would so love a packed edition. Even if I have to import, which I hope not to. Criterion got to get this!

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