Partner swap! That should grab people’s attention. Not really. It’s as if someone purposefully sabotaged the potential of every scenes.

Perhaps the most interesting development is when the two couples decide to stare in each other’s eyes for four minutes. That potentially deeply moving moment gets ruined in a way that is so archetypically German I do not want to describe it.

The actors are sort of pleasing to the eye. The topic arouses. The way it is presented will make almost anyone who watches it scratch ‘partner swap’ off their bucket list. Nobody wants to be that bored.

Anyone who laughs out loud watching this movie, unless because of a cringe reflex, did not grow up on British humor and is an enviable member of the blissfully ignorant simpleton club.

It did help my German, but I doubt other people will sit through any German movie no matter how disappointing just to improve their German.

It’s not sexy, it’s not funny, it’s not clever, it’s needlessly disgusting at one point and it has nothing interesting to say about partner swaps. If I want to laugh I would swap this movie for a Black Books rerun any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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