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Livet är en schlager (2000)

Mona Bergström is a sweet euro-vision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish euro-vision pop stars. Her ... See full summary »

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Anna Book
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Man in the Subway Speaking with Mona
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Jessica Zandén ...
Mother at Cafeteria
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Mona Bergström is a sweet euro-vision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish euro-vision pop stars. Her brother is a cross-dressing guy self-titled "Candy Darling". Mona works on a retirement home for disabled people, where she is responsible for taking care of a young man named David who suffers a movement restricting disease forcing him into a wheelchair. Davids parents has abandoned him as they wanted a normal child. Mona holds a big place in Davids heart, and vice versa. Davids goal is to get his parents to come and visit him, and he wants to show them that he is a great person, despite his handicap. Therefore he works with music on his computer, and his goal is to create a song, send it to "The Cardigans", a famous Swedish band and have them play the song and credit him, hoping his parents would spot it and want to visit him. Written by Opera_of_Death

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Carola Häggkvist, Lena Philipsson, Jean-Pierre Barda and other celebrities all appear as themselves. See more »

Quotes

Mona: [before going to sleep] Was it really, really bad?
Bosse: What?
Mona: You know! That thing I sang!
Bosse: No, it wasn't bad idea, not at all.
Bosse: I think, that you are OK, as you are.
Mona: What do you mean? What do you mean with that?
Bosse: That you... you... you are you, this matters the most. The people have to be what they are. So, forget it. It's worthless dreaming about things you know, that will never come true
Mona: Yeah... you're right.
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References Candid Camera (1948) See more »

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If Life Was a Song
Written by Jesper Winge Leisner
Performed by Carola Häggkvist
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Sweet little nothing
29 December 2000 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Susanne Bier achieved great fame in Denmark for her previous movie "Den eneste ene" so her new movie was eagerly anticipated in Denmark even though it was in Swedish.

It is a new comedy about everyday people. This time it is about a woman who is crazy about "Melodi Festivalan", a song contest for pop music. Helena Bergström is simply wonderful as the main character and it is mainly because of her that the movie is bearable.

Otherwise the movie is predictable, so sweet it is bad for your teeth and with a ending that might been played down a notch or two.


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