Structured mostly on the editing table by cutting to establish equivalences between characters (as bodies, emotion machines, as movement experts, as part of the 'human' however problematized), in a cast of slightly cartoonish characters who seem to have escaped from a TV sitcom, the film while wonderfully light and elating at times, can seem after a while with its saccharine kerplunks like a rouged rose.
I'm so glad I didn't give up on Erdem after 'Oh, Moon'. This one is full of hilarious gags and one-liners, bitter-sweet conclusion and colourful Turkey. Very enjoyable but not empty! And unforgettable getaway from circumcision... Thank you, Reha.
My favorite film by a Turkish director.It's characters are peculiarly familiar, acting feels pretty natural and impressive.The film is funny but deep; it has a naive but brilliant sense of and outlook on life and humanity. The dialogue between a child and a middle aged woman in the film says it all: "Do dogs bite us because we have bones in our bodies?" "No, they bite us because we don't have a heart in our bodies.."
Couldn't escape the impression that this was the Turkish equivalent of Little Miss Sunshine (though predating the latter). And I can't say I like Little Miss Sunshine. Though the editing technique and overall aesthetic was dementedly exhilarating.