Parents' Guide to

Another Round

By Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Danish dramedy shows good, bad, and ugly side of alcohol.

Movie NR 2020 117 minutes
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While its protagonists zig zag their way in a drunken stupor, this brilliant Danish comedy drama manages to navigate itself between joyfulness and sombreness without so much as a stumble. In Another Round, director and co-writer Thomas Vinterberg encapsulates all that alcohol gives but also all that it takes. When the four friends, led by the excellent Mikkelsen, decide to try and drink their way out of their midlife crises, the alcohol gives them a new lease of life. Their work lives improve and even Mikkelsen's seemingly doomed marriage looks to be back on track. But soon their experiment -- to maintain a consistent blood alcohol content of 0.05% -- begins to take over their lives with devastating consequences.

It's bleak stuff, yet such is the camaraderie between the four friends that you never feel overwhelmed, even when you know the good times are coming to an end. It's also refreshing to see four grown men speak so openly about their feelings, even if booze is the kickstart they need. In one of the movie's early scenes, while out celebrating a 40th birthday, Martin unexpectedly opens up to his friends about his feelings of loneliness and self-worth as he dabs away tears. It's a standout scene in what is a standout movie, which concludes with a dance routine that will bring a smile to your face whenever you think about it.

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