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It's All About Love (2003)

It's All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star,... See full summary »

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It's All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening around them, their love is worth fighting for. It's All About Love is a fresh take on modern love and future life as two lovers struggle in a conspiracy of epic proportions. Written by Laplisse4

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Rated R for a scene of strong violence, some language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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10 January 2003 (Denmark)  »

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Kad ima ljubavi  »

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DKK 86,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€5,513 (Netherlands), 11 January 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,140, 11 November 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$443,400, 6 July 2008
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Thomas Vinterberg took two and a half years to write the script. See more »

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When John and Elena are out in the cold and nearly freezing to death, their breath isn't visible, even though it is snowing. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Marciello: John, are you there? You're probably out there somewhere sleeping. Sleep well John.
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Referenced in It's All About Love... og Thomas Vinterberg (2003) See more »

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Scéne et Valse de Swanilda
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a reversed meteoropathy?
20 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This remains a strange notion, although it has inspired several features by now (there's one of those burlesque X Files episodes with a similar motif), but Vinterberg fetches it far, far out.

OK, inhale... Could it be that we're doing more damage to the environment, not just by keeping our heavy industries and disposing of toxic waste but, actually, through coldness, indifference and alienation from each other? Is the coldness of heart somehow projected on to the earth's gravitation field and climate, causing bizarre atmospheric anomalies, eventually bringing the next ice age upon humanity? If that is the case, there must be a critical number of couples in love, who are somehow radiating there emotions, and thus, keeping the global climate in balance. Should it fall below the critical value, the nature will retaliate, turning us all into icicles!?

Could this be the reason, the Marchevsky's (Danes, Phoenix) become so important for the plot? Maybe, they're this critical couple, whose emotions happen to determine the course of possible cataclysmic events, also making them a target of some vague conspiracy. If Elena fails to get back with John, her clonettes are trained to fill in for her, whether as a loving wife or an ice skating champion. Basically, the script has so many loose ends that you could go on speculating forever, which is ok, if the director's actual intention was to provoke speculation.

Also, while I was watching it, the monotonous pace and a chilling atmosphere made me half asleep, except for a few unexpected lines in my native language uttered by one of the clonettes.

To sum up - intriguing idea, beautiful art direction/photography, decent acting, disastrous script. So, if you happen to be a speculator, environmentalist, climatologist, or particularly keen on the idea of 'reversed meteoropathy' (there's probably a more suitable term for this), It's All About Love should be interesting for you. Otherwise, be patient and wait for the next attempt by this undoubtedly talented director.


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