i mitt liv (2003)
John M. Jacobsen
Thomas Giertsen brings just as much charm and balance to his first role
in feature films as he has done to his stand-up and television shows.
His vivid eyes and fine timing makes him the perfect instrument for
Aleksander Eik in this warm and good-natured, if formulaic genre film.
Kvinnen i mitt liv is well shot by Jon Gaute Espevold who
captures the light delicately and shows a good sense of depth and
spatial understanding in his work. The script by Lars Espen Bakke is
unremarkable but playful, and the dialogue has quite a bit of sting to
it that a fine ensemble
cast makes the most of. One of Norway's most
versatile and talented performers, Gard B. Eidsvold, has a wonderful
turn as Giertsen's blind pal, and Ane Dahl Torp is at her most beautiful
and spontaneous here. Look for Espen Eckbo and Kjersti Holmen in amusing
cameos in this cheerful vehicle.