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Review: Klown

A Danish import from Mikkel Nørgaard
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 1, 2012

You might think you know what you're in for from the Odd Couple-like music of the opening titles of this Danish import from Mikkel Nørgaard — a movie version of his sitcom Klovn — until an animated sperm cell penetrates his director credit. No, this is more of Denmark's answer to Curb Your Enthusiasm, with vestiges of Dogme 95. The come flies when sex-crazed Casper (writer Casper Christensen) instructs his pal Frank (Frank Hvam) to give a "pearl necklace" to his pregnant girlfriend Mia (Mia Lyhne), who doubts his fatherhood potential. But nothing ends up where it should in this raunchy comedy, especially after Frank's bad judgment leads him to "kidnap" Mia's nephew, Bo (Marcuz Jess Petersen), taking the 12-year-old along on Casper's debauched canoe trip, the "Tour de Pussy." "When grownups are horny," Frank tells Bo, "they do horrible things to those they love."

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