I don’t recall ever seeing a longer movie title. And ironically, few movies I’ve seen are more interesting. Allan Karlsson is 100, and he’s bored. So he climbs out a window and into an adventure involving a dead body and drug money. Along the way — via flashbacks — we learn that this particular adventure is par for the course for this unusual man.
His current life and past life are brilliantly painted by co-writer/director Felix Herngren. It’s laugh-out-loud adventure done from the unique perspective of someone who ought not be having adventures at all.
This is the best — and last — film of the Battelle Film Club’s Spring series. Absolutely not to be missed.
Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for kids. Admission is free for Washington State University Tri-Cities students. Tickets are available at the door.
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Director: Felix Herngren
Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg
Mr. Movie rating: 5 stars
Rated R for mature themes. It’s playing only at the Battelle Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. May 6.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen.
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it’s your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars to 1 star: Don’t bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.