Finland Gets Gloriously Wasted

It may be tempting to consider Lauri Maijala's Gloriously Wasted something of a Finnish answer to the success of The Hangover. And I'm sure the timing of this film making it to the big screen certainly has something to do with the success of the American franchise but there's more to it than that. For one thing, this is an adaptation of a hugely popular - and pre-existing - series of books. And, for another, it does not appear that anyone in this film is ever sober long enough to be hung over.Juha Berg (Joonas Saartamo) is a 30-year-old hopeless drunk in the Kallio neighborhood of Helsinki. Juha doesn't have the first intention of changing his way of life - just the opposite. He really...
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