Monday, July 10, 2017

Now on Netflix: Journey to Greenland (2017)

Journey to Greenland (2017) - Written and Directed by Sebastian Betbeder; Starring Thomas Blanchard, Thomas Scimeca, Francois Chattot.

By Kenny Howell

There is a lot I don't understand about Journey to Greenland.

It's not a complicated movie by any means, I just don't know a lot of what it is. Our two leads, Thomas and Thomas (Thomas Blanchard and Thomas Scimeca), two wayward part time Parisian actors, are they supposed to be funny? What exactly is the point of their trip to Greenland other than to put some outsiders in a remote, low-populated part of the world? Really, are the supposed to be funny?

I think they are since Journey to Greenland is classified as a comedy and a comedy only on IMDB. They are perfectly likable actors, but I don't remember ever laughing at anything they did in this story of their trip to Greenland to visit with one of the Thomas' father. It seems like they rely on the fact that they have long hair and are slightly unshaven look, or that they have problems living in a very different culture, one which eats raw seal liver right after it is killed.

But other than those few things, I am not sure what Journey to Greenland offers other than a look at an unique land. I am embarrassed to say that I knew nothing about Greenland going into this other than it really has no green and of course Leif Erikson. I didn't know that there were organized cities there, so it was interesting to see how their communities operate.

The movie tries to generate some conflict with the two friends, as the trip starts to strain their friendship, but it is a bit forced. It seems if the idea was get these two funny looking guys to Greenland, and they forgot to take care of the rest of the film.

Journey to Greenland is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: *1/2

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