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Can it get any worse? First the young society reporter Merlin (Anja Knauer) was abandoned by her actor friend (Kai Wiesinger) - and that shortly before the wedding. And now she has to move into the men's flat of Jacob (Max von Thun), the best friend of her brother Simon (Max Giermann). The smart bartender, who actually doesn't tolerate a woman in his apartment for more than one night, can't cope with the tearful consequences of Merlin's broken heart. He realises that he will not be able to rest until he has given the annoying howler buoy an excellent one-night stand. And so he uses all his skill to get Merlin to surrender to a hot love affair and forget her ex. But after Merlin only meets extremely stupid men in Jacobs Bar, it happens how it has to happen - and not only Merlin, but Jacob as well, is in the midst of a chaos of emotions…
There are movies like this, the title alone makes one expect something bad. "Good to Birds" is definitely one of those movies. If you then read through the content, it's actually already clear what you're going to see here: dirty jokes, clichés and even more dirty jokes. In a way, this prejudice is then confirmed. But fortunately only in a way. Apart from the title and some not exactly high-minded jokes, director and co-author Mira Thiel has delivered a surprisingly funny and lovable comedy with very likeable actors and some very nice ideas.
Was also Thiel not able to do without the meanwhile unfortunately obligatory toilet scene. But she manages to lend a certain charm to even such a humoristically lowered moment. And the highlight of the visit to a disco at Ballermann, which of course should not be revealed here, is so wonderfully exaggerated that you simply can't help laughing about it. Sure, some of the gags are really extremely flat and make you smile tired at best. But all in all the successful moments are clearly outnumbered.
However, the fact that so many gags work is also due to the good cast. The chemistry between the very sympathetic Anja Knauer and a very charismatic Max von Thun is right to the point and helps to console us about some weaker moments of the script. But also Max Giermann as an expectant dad, who is afraid of losing the last spark of freedom in his life, Katharina Schlothauer as his highly pregnant wife Clara and Samy Challah as Jacob's gay roommate are wonderfully occupied, as they manage to let their characters defy all clichés and thus make them extremely loveable. It is simply fun to watch this colourful troupe with their romantic capers. That may not be particularly profound or original. But it is always funny and entertaining.
Loyal to the motto "It doesn't always have to be the Grimme price", "Good for birds" offers simple knitted, but very good entertainment, which never tries to be more than it is. If you like it a little bit more slippery and if you like an entertaining romantic comedy from Germany, you shouldn't miss this funny work. Very clear: worth seeing!
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