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9/10
Smile...
Sally_Kirkland10 April 2000
This is a really nice film. It does not pretend to be something it is not, it is just about life. Sidse Babett is wonderful. When she smiles, you want to smile too. The movie is lowbudget and was made with no big stars - however they later all turned into stars. It may be rather dogmaish, but it was before Festen and Idioterne - something new, something nice.

A fine film. Go see it!
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Absolutely one of the best and most interesting Danish movies of the 90's
pdemant11 September 2005
The excellent cast is doing a fine job in transforming Elmer's vision of a loose/non-script story/idea into a very watchable lo-fi movie. A storyline is basically not present, but the viewer is offered an interesting possibility to observe everyday Copenhagen life through a group of friends in their 30's. The friends are hanging out in an apartment talking lots about soccer. The environment surrounding the three friend's soccer enthusiasm is very realistic, and have a certain dogma quality to it (the movie came right in the heyday of the Dogma95 movement). The scene where Sidsel B visits her boyfriend is mostly remarkable and peculiar, displaying the intense atmosphere of an uncomfortable situation, when she is investigating his affair.
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7/10
Interesting experiment.
McBuff2 July 2000
Let´s get Lost is an enjoyable semi-improvised experiment, created by its director, Jonas Elmer, and the talented cast, with special kudos to Babett-Knudsen, who is very credible as Julie. Bjarne Henriksen´s Mogens is a likable dolt, and although some of the subplots tend to bog down, it´s an overall interesting film with realistic dialogue. A surprising Bodil winner, admitted, but a good film. 7/10
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A film for your heart
Troels-44 October 1999
In my opinion, this is a very, very charming film. The overall feel of it can be described by one word: JAZZ. Even though there is no obvious references to this art form to my knowledge, it shares it's level of improvisation, emphasis on personal performances and the possibility of the performers/actors actually surprising themselves. To quote an American jazz musician: "some of the baddest s*** that was ever thought, was accidental".
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Linda is so wrong...
Niels-1014 September 1999
I must admit that "Let's Get Lost" not is a master piece, but it is a "must see" movie - for a dane that is...

The movie was originally made as a short film because of the budget, but turned out to be feature length and you can slightly feel it - towards the end it's getting a little boring - just a little though.

The movie won a "Bodil" (the danish "Golden Globe") for best film and best actress - and it deserved it because of it's ground breaking directing and acting - this movie has learned every film maker in Denmark, how amazing the output can become if the director and the actors are working closely together and through their work and discoveries, together work out the script.

This is not at all always an efficient way to "create", but in a character driven movie it can often give the final result a very realistic tone - "Let's Get Lost" is a result of such a process.

So, Linda (Frederiksberg, Denmark), Sidse Babett Knudsen is NOT a bad actress and Jonas Elmer is NOT a bad director - they are just breaking ground which you simply have overlooked...
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Worth watching
TorbenB8 August 1999
I enjoyed "Let's get lost". It seems to be about real people who live and talk just like in real life. The dialogue in many scenes was improvised which gives the movie an everyday feel. It is not completely successful, but it has a lot going for it. Probably of most interest to Danes, though. Fans of "Clerks" might enjoy it!
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1/10
Simply: Constructed.
rogger19 February 1999
Let's get lost is very ambitious, but cannot AT ALL live up to its own standard. It is messy, very badly instructed and it seems so constructed. Sidse Babett Knudsen ought to take some more lessons before she begins to cry. It just made me laugh, because it was so pathetic and over the top. The only reason that it got a Bodil, was because Danish reviewers are so snobbish. They are afraid of really great films. That is a shame. As we say in Denmark: "SMALL SHOES"
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