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Even leads a directionless life. Tord, his best friend, is the opposite: a great surfer with a prestigious job and beautiful Karen as his bride. The last part is especially hard on Even, who is not-so-secretly in love with Karen. When Tord asks him to look after Karen while he is out of town, Even decides to clean up his act and master the waves to impress her. At first he's a prime candidate for drowning, but a local surfing legend becomes his mentor, and Even, Tord and Karen end up on a collision course with the monster wave.
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Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Format: DVD (NTSC)
Encoding: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, Letterboxed
Screen Format: 4x3 Widescreen (Anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Closed Captioned: Yes
December 1, 2004
By Gunnar Rehlin
"Monsterthursday" is a genuine oddity -- a Norwegian surfer movie. Sophomore outing by writer-director Arild Ostin Ommundsen looks good but lacks the emotional power to involve auds in the central love triangle, due to a script that never delves deep enough. Still, the surfing sequences are well done, and pic will find a berth as a curiosity item at fests. Pic opened late October in Norway and will compete in Sundance's new World Cinema competition in January. Old friends Even (Vegar Hoel) and Tord (Andreas Cappelen) live in Stavanger, on Norway's west coast. A handsome career guy and an excellent surfer, Tord recently married the pretty Karen (Silje Salomonsen), whom Even always loved. Despite the fact that Karen is expecting a child, Tord goes to Australia to surf, and Even gets the chance to spend more time with her, especially when he starts doing repairs at her house. Even decides to learn.
--Gunnar Rehlin/ Variety - Review
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