38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a trip to Pattaya, as it seems love is easier to find in Thailand. He knows that his mother would never accept another woman in his life, so he lies and tells her that he is going to Germany. Dennis has never been out traveling before and the hectic Pattaya is a huge cultural shock for him. The intrusive Thai girls give big bruises to Dennis' naive picture of what love should be like, and he is about to lose hope when he unexpectedly meets the Thai woman of his dreams.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A largely likable tale about a 38-year-old man-child trying finally to grow up.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 08.21.2012
A good tale, simply told.Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, 08.21.2012
A sweetly muted domestic drama struggling to contain a fierce and ancient folk tale.Ella Taylor, NPR, 08.21.2012
A heart-wrenching central performance anchors Mads Matthiesen's intimate, empathetic drama about a Danish bodybuilder who aims to grow up as he nears middle age.Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 08.23.2012