At the traditional Muslim funeral service for his father Fikret Varupa, sixteen year old boy from Sarajevo, learns that his father owes money to Hamid, a man he does not even know. The debt is considerable and Hamid does not want it to go to the grave with the body, so the debt automatically passes from the father to the son. Since in Bosnia this way of collecting debts, at a funeral, is considered to be utterly humiliating, it is never, ever applied. Fikret and his entire family become subjects of ridicule. Fikret, who is practically still a child, is decisive to "redeem his father's soul". Wishing to repay his father's debt and to secure the forgiveness, Fikret wanders into the real world of Sarajevo, the world that is ruled by post-war chaos, misery and poverty and becomes an ideal target for two corrupted policemen who wish to "help" him: they plant the kidnapped girl on him.
Hollywood H (kr) wrote: Had some funny parts but, just not that good
Bryan G (mx) wrote: Very much captures the zeitgeist of 20-something Australia. Clever, funny and with a satisfying ending.
Mark James A (au) wrote: . . .a rip-off pretending that it wasn't. There's nothing to see here. Its cheap thrills are way too retarded to caught someone's attention and it's badness just keeps on getting worse as the film gets near to its dumb climax.
Kait D (kr) wrote: Really enjoyed this movie
Alex P (kr) wrote: This film is a work of genius! Complex and cheeky, this is what "a priest and a rabbi go into a bar" joke should be. I've read some users consider it too weird, but that's just how magical realism is. Magical realism is very common in Latin America, and it combines reality with "fantasy." Honestly, I'm almost scared to call "Picking Up The Pieces" a fantasy, since many Latinos think miracles are real, and the situations seen in the movie are exaggerations of what we see in Latino news all the time. There's always a town trying to canonize someone, or claiming they saw the Virgin at the bottom of a well. The addition of the Jewish sense of humor with Woody Allen and David Schwimmer made it into an absolute classic in my opinion. This film combines all the things I love, and reminds me of how good comedies used to be before the "Frat Pack" took over.
Bryce L (kr) wrote: Pretty good film overall. Its so funny hearing all of these American actors trying to talk with Irish accents. I hope I never see Jared Letos ass again.
Murray S (br) wrote: This movie offers a love story like no other, action that surpasses the feeling of a personal adrenaline rush, and the most beautiful cinematography in all the films I have seen to date. But, wait, that is most certainly not it - this movie encompasses a complex story line, offers a deep eastern philosophical question or two, and unparalleled acting. Hero is by far one of my most favorite films.
mike r (it) wrote: unmissable pile of crap! no, seriously, you can't help but watch this from start to finish simply because it is a cult classic that mixes live action with animation, and the fact its so rare these days makes it one to watch. But honestly, you wont be watching it a 2nd time!
Jack P (ag) wrote: A film compiled of the best sketches, unlike the other films there was no narrative and this was just a best of compilation film. Hilarious without a doubt, classic monty python that survives the test of time as comedy genius.
Lisa Y (fr) wrote: if you can't laugh at this, YOU LOST YOUR FUNNY BONE FOR SURE...hehe
Codie E (de) wrote: Works as a piece of patriotism and historical document but generally poor filmmaking. The pace is extremely slow, without anything being gained from this.
Patricia L (es) wrote: Visually exciting but otherwise fairly boring. We heard the people talking about their lives there, but we rarely saw them living those lives; we rarely even heard them talking to each other. Just a little narrative would have made all the difference.