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|Genre:||Children's Movie, Comedy|
|Production country:||Deutschland 2015|
|Running time:||Approx. 95 min.|
|Rated:||From 0 years|
Until now, Rico (Anton Petzold) was always a loner and outsider. Cause he's a little different than the other kids. Rico is gifted. It always takes him a little longer until he understands things and lives in his very own world. But now he has finally found a friend: the highly gifted Oskar (Juri Winkler). Finally he comes back from his holidays and is even allowed to stay overnight at Rico. Actually, that's a big reason to be happy. But somehow Oskar behaves very strangely. Is he sad because his father won't take care of him? Or does it have something to do with what he observed playing bingo with Rico's mother (Karoline Herfurth)? Faster than expected, the friends find themselves in a new adventure that puts their still fresh friendship to the test...
After the successful adaptation of the popular children's and youth novel "Rico, Oskar and the Deep Shadows", the sequel "Rico, Oskar and the Heart Breaker" is now coming to the cinemas. This time Wolfgang Groos ("Die Vampirschwestern", "Vorstadtkrokodile 3") took over the direction. Groos relies much more than his predecessor Neele Leana Vollmer on weird humor and exaggerated characters, such as the shady bingo fairy Elli Wandbeck (Katharina Thalbach) and her slightly underexposed son Boris (Moritz Bleibtreu). This is really funny in some scenes and especially appeals to the target group. But unfortunately this is at the expense of the charm with which the first film scored and stood out from the mass of German children's films.
The two young leading actors, on the other hand, are almost even better than at their first joint appearance. They have grown into their roles and harmonize really well with each other because of the well worked out differences between the two characters. Their adult co-stars, Anton Petzold and Juri Winkler, therefore, once again loosely play against the wall.
For children, "Rico, Oskar and the Heartbreak" is great fun, even though the story is not quite as exciting as their encounter with the deep shadows and some important elements of the story, such as Oskar's difficult relationship with his always absent father, are treated far too superficially. But despite his weaknesses part 2 also has that special something and a lot of unadjusted humor. And that also comforts us about the weaknesses of the script and some jokes that are too much geared to Klamauk. There is then not, as for part 1, the best mark for it. However, the unequal friends deserve a satisfied "sight worth seeing" aimed at the young target group!
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