An independent tragicomedy, Run If You Can is the debut feature for director Brüggemann who, along with his sister, also wrote the compelling screenplay. Forced to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, Ben is deeply desperate, despite his humor and vivaciousness. When he meets Christian, his new assistant, Ben treats him like every other helper he’s had. Things suddenly change when Christian meets Annika, “the cello player” whom Ben has been observing from his window for years. The three become close friends, putting Annika in the middle of an emotional, and somehow dangerous, ménage à trois. While conquering Annika is nothing very serious for career-focused Christian, Ben’s love for Annika reminds him of his past and forces him to face his most remote fears. A character-driven story, Run If You Can owes much of its power to the actors’ performances, especially Robert Gwisdek’s outstanding interpretation of Ben.
Writer:Anna Brüggemann (screenplay), Anna Brüggemann, Dietrich Brüggemann (screenplay)
An independent tragicomedy, Run If You Can is the debut feature for director Brüggemann who, along with his sister, also wrote the compelling screenplay. Forced to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, Ben is deeply desperate, despite his humor and vivaciousness. When he meets Christian, his new assistant, Ben treats him like every other helper he’s had. Things suddenly change when Christian meets Annika, “the cello player” whom Ben has been observing from his window for years. The three become close friends, putting Annika in the middle of an emotional, and somehow dangerous, ménage à trois. While conquering Annika is nothing very serious for career-focused Christian, Ben’s love for Annika reminds him of his past and forces him to face his most remote fears. A character-driven story, Run If You Can owes much of its power to the actors’ performances, especially Robert Gwisdek’s outstanding interpretation of Ben. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Tor N (mx) wrote: This was an hour well wasted... Trying to mimic Guy Ritchie but crapping all over it...
Luke B (au) wrote: Interesting? Most definitely, but it is also exceptionally one sided. The closest the film comes to even incorporating an actual doctor, is an animated befuzzled looking one. Surely just a few words from a doctor would have been welcome. A lot of the claims are also unsubstantiated which makes them very interesting, but highly questionable. There is no question that foods can help with health, but can they really be a cure for cancer? The talking heads are all very passionate about their beliefs and that can be very involving. If these claims can be proved in an unbiased and two sided documentary then this would be life changing material. As it is, it's a lot of opinions that, on the plus side, will make you go out and do your own research.
Jessica R (kr) wrote: A real gem. Absolutely the best "bad" movie I've seen ever. So awesome
Greg W (ru) wrote: director goldberg manages 2 avoid 'the sophmore curse' with this look at modern celebrity, and all it's ups n downs.
Mason M (gb) wrote: I love you Isabelle Huppert.
Zack T (ru) wrote: This movie is awful, yet hilarious. But it's not hilarious enough to get 5/5. Only Silent Night Deadly Night 2 and A Hard Ticket to Hawaii are worthy of that.
Will B (us) wrote: A good sequel! again in the same vain as the orginal it continues where the first one left off.. but with a different actress playing the part of Radu's bloodlust desire.... I actually think this installment is slightly better than the orginal, slightly better effects and atmosphere, Radus on screen performance developes in this movie and again with the cheese elements... it all adds to its charm
Thomas K (de) wrote: Not nearly as wonderful as the book but it's still a visual treat and that cast couldn't be any better.
Farah R (es) wrote: Probably the cutest movie I've seen in years. I love the story. It's got that innocence to it which makes it very enjoyable to all ages. Also, the performances definitely contributed to the success of this movie.
Michael W (ag) wrote: Gotta love the bad Stallone films. This is definitely up there! "I am the law!" "I knew you'd say that" and Rob Schneider! This movie is very terribly bad but so fun to watch and laugh at :-)
Chucky (it) wrote: July 6th 2015January 22nd 2017
Dane P (nl) wrote: Textures and characters looked great! There is some incredibly forced plot, lines and music cues which are a bit distracting but at least the movie has sparks of originality. Oh well it was just okay
Brett C (fr) wrote: Review In A Nutshell:The title song of this film was one of those tunes that I simply knew due to other films or television series paying homage or make fun of it. I recall myself singing the song in my head, particularly during moments when I pretend to be like an actor or singer of some kind. It is too bad the rest of the film couldn't match the power that titular song was able to deliver.The film mainly falls apart in its ability to prioritisation, it clearly wants to be a musical and they work it into the stories and background of its characters but it simply fails to bring anything significant. The bulk of the songs that are being performed, which are the ones that take place on a stage, lacked variation in personality and connecting very little to the personal lives of its characters. The audience almost gains no opportunity to see how this talented family develop their music or acts, we simply have to accept the fact that it flows out of their minds with no hiccups. The title of the film seems to draw its audiences in, thinking its story would reflect a somewhat accurate depiction of the profession and the personal life that comes with it, but the film goes around it by driving its core story with a romance and light drama. I would have honestly been content if the film simply told a romantic tale with Tim and Vicky, but the musical numbers of the film gets too much in the way, leaving me forgetful of the fact that it was actually trying to tell a story. Though in saying this, there were some that were entertaining, particularly the ones that takes place outside the stage and featuring Donald O'Connor; I am a sucker for musicals with spontaneous and unfathomable singing.The film's costume design and set designs were marvellous, as expected from an Old Hollywood musical, and capturing it with Cinemascope made it all the more glorious. There were a couple of moments that felt too obvious that I was watching a set as backgrounds, during intimate and dumb-ed down scenes, were stripped off in detail, ultimately coming off as dull and lifeless. I think this is just me being a nit-picker and the fact that the film's story wasn't strong enough to completely immerse me into the characters and their problems.So far it has been two films from Donald O'Connor that I have seen, and both of them are musicals. I feel that he is an underrated actor-singer-dancer, there were so many scene stealing moments in this film from him, leaving me confused on why the hell wasn't he nominated by the Academy; well at least for Singin' in the Rain. He brings life to his roles by injecting them with slapstick and quirkiness. His comedic timing feels ahead of its time, which I feel could still appeal to the audiences of today. Another I want to bring up was Marilyn Monroe's performance as Vicky Parker. It is always pleasing to watch the actress not play a character that is inherently shallow or clueless as watching her playing roles like that feels too easy and at times a bit lazy. Her role doesn't break any grounds like her role in River of No Return but it is a slight variation of the typical roles she play; her character here is not the centre of attention which helped significantly in making her performance feel effective. The chemistry that she and Donald bring together on screen is one of the key aspects that had me somewhat engaged with the romantic elements of the film. There was certainly a mismatch in physical appearances but the internal connection between them was established beautifully.I could only recommend this film if one is a die-hard fan of Walter Lang, Irving Berlin or the film's cast.