Toni Erdmann is a dramedy about a father/daughter relationship that is rocky at best. Ines has very little patience for her father's buffoonery, especially as some important business decisions to make involving an outsourcing deal. However, it turns out that sometime life is a little better if you don't forget the humour of it all.
At a 162 minute running time, Toni Erdmann is in no rush to develop the love/hate relationship Ines has with her father. In fact, in can probably be argued that the most entertaining moments in the film don't arrive until the final 45 minutes, which includes a showstopping Whitney Houston number and one of the most insane birthday parties seen on screen. Overall, Toni Erdmann is a quite enjoyable film.
- Friday, September 9. 12:15 PM - TIFF Bell Lightbox 1