5.9/10
421
1 user

No Time for Love (2009)

Simon & Malou (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 30 October 2009 (Denmark)
When career focused Malou meets Bohemian Simon she realizes that opposites DO attract and that it's really only when you're open to the unexpected, that you truly live and feel life.

Writer:

Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When Maria's farther sends her a priceless painting he's stolen, she must decide whether to collect the reward or protect the farther that walked out on her.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen
Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Tuva Novotny, Nicolas Bro
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Anja is a beautiful and very well proportioned high school senior ... and still a virgin. She insists that she wants her first time to be with a guy, who knows what it's about. Her rich (... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Robert Hansen, Sofie Lassen-Kahlke, Sebastian Jessen
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big ... See full summary »

Director: Hella Joof
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Charlotte Munck, Troels Lyby
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jesper Jensen is a successful IT salesman who stops at nothing, even if it means backstabbing his best friend. Being number one in the company and having a beautiful wife and a lovely home,... See full summary »

Director: Rasmus Heide
Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mick Øgendahl
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A romantic drama about a security officer who tries to hide her secrets from her lover, a cop.

Director: Beata Gårdeler
Stars: Malin Crépin, Joel Kinnaman, Malin Levanon
To verdener (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Stars: Rosalinde Mynster, Pilou Asbæk, Jens Jørn Spottag
Hannah med H (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Hannah is 18 and she has just moved away from home, planning a life on her own. She meets Jens, who pretends to be a teacher and says that he likes her poems. There are other friends as ... See full summary »

Director: Christina Olofson
Stars: Tove Edfeldt, Joel Kinnaman, Adnan Zorlak
Den osynlige (2002)
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After an attack leaves him in limbo, invisible to the living and also near death. A teenager discovers the only person who might be able to help him, is his attacker.

Directors: Joel Bergvall, Simon Sandquist
Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny, Li Brådhe
Storm (2005)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

DD is a smug fellow, almost 30 years of age, who can manage all by himself. At least that's what he thinks. However, a strange woman - Lova - enters his life, hunted by evil men who want to... See full summary »

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Stars: Eric Ericson, Eva Röse, Jonas Karlsson
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Four small-time gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop... See full summary »

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Søren Pilmark, Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen
Adam's Apples (2005)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.

Director: Ulf Malmros
Stars: Josefin Neldén, Cecilia Wallin, Malin Morgan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Solbjørg Højfeldt ...
...
...
Stefan (as Joel Kinnamann)
Line Kruse ...
...
Claus Bigum ...
Martin Hestbæk ...
Tom
Michael Asmussen ...
...
Sara Indrio Jensen ...
Kerstin (as Sara Indrio)
Thomas Leth Rasmussen ...
Arne (as Thomas Leth)
Peter Gren Larsen ...

What You Missed at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

From the madness of the convention floor to the emotional panel reveals and star-studded interviews, catch up on all the unforgettable sights from Comic-Con.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

Circumstances force the unstructured yet charming Danish Bohemian novelist, Simon, to share his flat in Copenhagen with the very organized and beautiful Swedish lawyer, Malou. Simon dreams of children and a family. Malou is solely focused on her career. Despite being in opposition they warm up to each other. But even though opposites do attract - can they also manage to live together? Against all odds their meeting sets off a chain of events, which will ultimately change their lives forever. Written by Nepenthe Film

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 2009 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

No Time for Love  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

DKK 14,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's original director, Lasse Spang Olsen was fired after main filming wrapped, after having an undisclosed disagreement with the film's producers and script-writer. Because he had no control of editing the film, he asked to have his name removed from the credits, and thus the 1st assistant director, Theis Mølstrøm Christensen is credited as the movie's main director. See more »

Soundtracks

No Time for Love
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not quite time for love...
25 January 2011 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

** Some spoilers in here **

This is perhaps the 4th or 5th Danish romantic comedy I've managed to get my hands on, and it seems like Danish cinema is *still* trying to repeat the success of a now 13 year old film. Yes, here we have another example of a film which I would suggest is almost certainly influenced by 1998's brilliant "Den Eneste Ene" (The One and Only), which I've also reviewed here on IMDb, even going as far as using "Den eneste anden" (which, and forgive my limited Danish, I think means "the only other one") as its tagline. Sadly, it doesn't quite reach the same heights as Susanne Bier's original.

Firstly, the title confused me - the original Danish title is "Simon & Malou", whilst the "international" title appears to be "No Time For Love", as if those within the industry don't think that us non-Danes will understand that it's a romantic comedy, that "Malou" is a girl's name, and that we'll think it's about a man called Simon and his dog. Very odd decision.

Secondly, like so many others which have tried to emulate Den Eneste Ene's success, it fails to recognise that one of the reasons the original was so successful is not because of the storyline itself (couple fall in love with each other, even though the don't feel they can have each other, villainous boyfriend, etc.) but the fact that the story thread is so tight - everything falls neatly into place, and it's believable. This is where Simon & Malou falls short. Instead, much of the storyline feels "forced", and unrealistic or just plain daft elements are thrown in the mix to keep the viewer entertained.

*** SPOILER *** For instance, when Simon has his accident, it appears the only reason this was written into the script was so that a few cheap gags could be used - oh look, he can't use his arms, so let's have Dejan Cukic trying to type on a keyboard using a pen on his mouth and, of course, he won't be able to go to the toilet by himself either (the toilet joke is repeated TWICE, as is a joke in which it looks like two of the characters are having sex, but are doing something completely innocent). Laughs all round...and, miraculously, he's cured soon after once these "jokes" are out of the way. /end spoiler.

Other problems I've got with the film (**SPOILERS**): - How did Malou manage to get the flat if Simon hadn't handed in his keys? Surely someone from the estate agents would have informed her there was a problem and she couldn't move in yet... - How did Malou manage to get to become a partner so quickly? It seems that she managed to reach this level after a few days, rather than the several months or even years that it realistically takes to get to partner level.

That said, it's a pretty inoffensive film, and I did laugh at Simon trying to (and this is a family site, so I'll keep it clean) "offer his reproductive wares" while dancing away to a tune on the radio. So, maybe one for a rainy Tuesday evening.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?