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S.O.S. Love!

Hungary shows Hollywood how contempo romantic comedy is done in Tamas Sas' relationship romp "S.O.S. Love!" Story of competing high-tech matchmakers who fall for one another is well-plotted, cleverly played fluff that preems domestically on Valentine's Day, reps a bold choice for fests looking to counterprogram and has solid remake potential.

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With: Sandor Csanyi, Monika Ullmann, Ivan Fenyo, Patricia Kovacs, Boglarka Varga.

Hungary shows Hollywood how contempo romantic comedy is done in vet helmer Tamas Sas’ fluffy relationship romp “S.O.S. Love!” Story of competing high-tech matchmakers who fall for one another is well-plotted, cleverly played fluff that preems domestically on Valentine’s Day, reps a bold choice for fests looking to counterprogram and has solid remake potential.

While raising unrelentingly cute moppet Bogi (Boglarak Varga), single dad Peter (Sandor Csanyi, star of Magyar fave “Kontroll”) also helms successful title company catering to dating-impaired men by feeding them suave lines through a hidden earphone system. When rich, clueless client Tomi (Ivan Fenyo) demands immediate results in inept pursuit of schoolteacher Veronika (Monika Ullmann), Peter, along with gal Friday Betti (Patricia Kovacs), plots an elaborate weekend getaway that runs off the rails when he tumbles for Veronika and she reveals a startling secret. A few needless subplots dissipate momentum, but final set piece is a crafty hoot. Csanyi channels Cary Grant via Jimmy Durante, Ullmann tempers her Hepburn foil with a dash of Debra Messing, and Fenyo (Csanyi’s co-star in “Children of Glory”) steals early scenes cleanly. Tech package is glossy.

S.O.S. Love!

Hungary

Production: A Best Hollywood release (in Hungary) of a World Film Entertainment, Next Station production, in association with TV2. (International sales: World Film Entertainment, Budapest.) Produced by Adam Nemenyi. Directed by Tamas Sas. Screenplay, Janos Szurmai.

Crew: Camera (color), Martin Miklauzic; editor, Klari Major; music, Robert Gulya; art director, Geza Kaszas. Reviewed at Hungarian Film Week, Budapest, Feb. 2, 2007. Running time: 101 MIN.

With: With: Sandor Csanyi, Monika Ullmann, Ivan Fenyo, Patricia Kovacs, Boglarka Varga.

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