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|Genre:||Comedy, Drama, Tragicomedy|
|Regie:||Florian David Fitz|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 113 min.|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
Although Benno (Florian David Fitz) loses consciousness with nice regularity, he has not really worried about it so far. Rather, he has done what he does best: repress possible problems and simply live into the day. But after he falls onto the tracks in a subway station, he is taken to a special clinic and thoroughly examined. The result is shocking: Benno has a brain tumor and has only a short time to live. In the hospice he is to spend the last precious moments of his existence. Not with Benno! The master of life gets together with the lung-sick pianist Andi (Matthias Schweighöfer) to experience something very special once more - nothing less than the hottest day! Since they don't have to fear any consequences, the unequal duo first of all scams a whole chunk of money in order to set off on a final adventure. But the trip to Africa still has a lot of surprises in store for the two of them…
Four years after his directing debut with the comedy "Jesus loves me", Florian David Fitz again tries to convince himself with "Der geilste Tag", not only as the main actor, but also as a director and screenwriter. And this time he will succeed better than he did the first time. Although he was quite original, charming and amusing, he also had some obvious weaknesses. Even "The hottest day" is not completely free of it. Nevertheless, the tragicomedy seems much more mature and coherent than its predecessor. Over long stretches Florian David Fitz manages the difficult balancing act between humor and drama very well, which is also due to the fact that the two main characters are drawn charmingly in their very own way.
However, there are some scenes in which the humor gets a bit too brute and flattened. This may well lead to some viewers laughing heartily, but the overall impression, which is very positive in itself, is somewhat diminished. The movie really wouldn't have needed these moments to be funny and entertaining. The aforementioned scenes should not be betrayed at this point in order not to spoil the certain element of surprise for viewers who can laugh about them. However, it can be said that in their own way they almost look like a foreign body in the otherwise pleasantly sensitive production.
Luckily, this point of criticism is clear, but doesn't weigh so heavily that the film would be even close to bad. There are just too many positive aspects for that, starting with the really good play of the two main actors and a very nice visual language up to some very funny and touching moments. Although the story doesn't reinvent the wheel and there are a lot of clichés, the viewer likes to accompany the two terminally ill people on their search for the hottest day. A film with wit and heart - even if "The horniest day" is not the horniest film, a damn good one it is always! A loud "YES" to life - and for it there is then also quite clearly one: Absolutely worth seeing!
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