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Toni Erdmann Review

22 Dec


At its best, Toni Erdmann is a touching exploration of a father-daughter relationship punctuated by ridiculous comedic set pieces. Though the comedy relies on certain outlandish images as building blocks, it still feels authentic and true to the characters’ situations. A lot of the credit for that goes to the two leads–Sandra Huller and Peter Simonischek–both of whom understand the comedy in their characters and the undercurrent of sadness driving that comedy. I’ll be adding Huller to the list of people who deserve Best Actress over Natalie Portman.

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