Update: Looks as though the DVD is available on Amazon.com
as is the soundtrack via Amazon's German site.
Original Post: One of the smarter teen romantic comedies out there. This is a film far more in the vein of Say Anything than American Pie III. Not that there's anything wrong with characters having sex with a pie but a movie like this is far rarer. The setup is simple. A German student too shy to ask out his crush finally invites her to a party. Only to accidentally insult her by insulting France - the country of her mother's birth. Before he knows it he's on a summer exchange visit to France in order to pull his foot out of his mouth. His near complete inability to speak French proves a bit of a handicap. I'd normally say that hilarity then ensues - but in truth it's a more subtle form of comedy that comes next. You get some amusing(and standard) fish out of water stuff but also his evolving feelings and attempts to share them. A fun pop soundtrack rounds out the package. This is the film I'd been waiting to see the whole festival without even knowing it's name. (4.5/5)