Toni Erdmann Review: One of the Saddest Comedies You Will See this Decade


I don’t think I’ve seen another comedy from this whole decade where I found myself laughing for every minute it went as long as it did, but somehow Maren Ade managed to create in Toni Erdmann what I already see as one of the very finest of its own kind. It only took me about as much as a single rewatch to let everything captivate me the way in which it did, but the more I revisit Toni Erdmann I find that it is also eliciting far more than just my hardest laughter on the spot and that’s just the very least of what I feel makes this film ever so wonderful as it happens to be, but it also makes me incredibly sad just as I let the thoughts of it come back to my head. There comes a point to which I wonder what it will feel like, entering an older age and I will end up feeling alienated from people who I thought I could really consider my friends, only to find they don’t want anything to do with me anymore. If my own isolation from others has ever instilled any more fears about my own future, I suppose I’ll come back to Toni Erdmann because in every bit as absurd as it may be, it’s also incredibly affecting from start to finish.

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2016: The Standouts

It’s inevitable that after a passing year one must go about with talking upon what they’ve witnessed while time had gone on and with 2016 gone, a great year of cinema has indeed passed upon us and we’re only hoping for even more with a new one. In this blog entry, what I wish to cover are some of the best and worst films that I caught all throughout 2016 as of February 25, 2017. Continue reading →