Local Danish color decorates a basic "Bridget Jones"-style plot in breezy chick flick "Nynne." Yarn about the romantic missteps of title's heroine scored boffo biz domestically after autumn 2005 bow, partly thanks to the popularity of the newspaper column-turned-novel on which it was based.

Local Danish color decorates a basic “Bridget Jones”-style plot in breezy chick flick “Nynne.” Yarn about the romantic missteps of title’s ditsy, shopoholic heroine (sexy newcomer Mille Dinesen) scored boffo biz domestically after autumn 2005 bow, partly thanks to the popularity of the newspaper column-turned-novel on which it was based. However, its pretty legs won’t carry it far beyond neighboring Scandi territories.

After being dumped by her b.f. Henrik (Claes Bang), office girl Nynne (Dinesen) gets back in the game after a major bout of retail therapy and a pep talk from her handsome best friend Martin (Lars Kaalund), a blind man who’d be perfect for her if only he didn’t have a g.f. (Lene Maria Christensen). The courseof true love runs choppy as Nynne dallies with kinky accountant Poul Erik (Ole Lemmeke), and then with more promising prospect, TV chef Daniel (Jimmy Jorgensen). Experienced helmer Jonas Elmer whips up the froth well but takes few risks. Too many shopping montages fill out the running time, suggesting lucrative product placement deals. Dinesen, with her bedroom eyes and good comic timing, reps a real find and could travel far.

Nynne

Denmark

Production

An Angel Scandinavia (in Denmark) release of an Angel Production A/S production, in association with Angel Scandinavia A/S, the Danish Film Institute (60-40 scheme), TV3 A/S. (International sales: Angel Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark.) Produced by Christian E. Christiansen, Lars Feilberg. Executive producers, Mogens Glad, Poul Erik Lindeborg. Directed by Jonas Elmer. Screenplay, Mette Heeno, based on a novel by Henriette Lind, Lotte Thorsen, Anette Vestergaard.

Crew

Camera (color), Niels Reedtz Johansen; editor, My Thordal; music, Soren Hyldgaard; production designer, Niels Sejer; costume designer, Sara Mau. Reviewed at Gothenburg Film Festival (Nordic Event), Feb. 2, 2006. Running time: 95 MIN.

With

Mille Dinesen, Lars Kaalund, Ole Lemmeke, Jimmy Jorgensen, Mette Horn, Claes Bang, Stine Stengade, Lene Maria Christensen.
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