History YMMV / GoodbyeLenin

14th Jul '16 3:53:50 PM Anddrix
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* LoveItOrHateIt: The film got a lot of positive reviews from people familiar with TheThemeParkVersion of the GDR, but even then found some criticism for portraying what was supposedly a run down dystopia in a favorable light at times. People who actually lived in the GDR tend to hate it for its often inaccurate portrayal of many things or, seeing as it's a comedy, failing of portraying most of the real problems many East Germans faced when their country and society disappeared basically overnight (the job crisis and resulting mass-poverty being a massive one that the movie ''entirely ignores'' with the exception of showing unemployed adults and some rather unsavory rock n roll parties). Even then the film is popular among the East German ostalgie movement for showing that there were people who legitimately loved their own socialist nation. BaseBreaker indeed.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: The film got a lot of positive reviews from people familiar with TheThemeParkVersion of the GDR, but even then found some criticism for portraying what was supposedly a run down dystopia in a favorable light at times. People who actually lived in the GDR tend to hate it for its often inaccurate portrayal of many things or, seeing as it's a comedy, failing of portraying most of the real problems many East Germans faced when their country and society disappeared basically overnight (the job crisis and resulting mass-poverty being a massive one that the movie ''entirely ignores'' with the exception of showing unemployed adults and some rather unsavory rock n roll parties). Even then the film is popular among the East German ostalgie movement for showing that there were people who legitimately loved their own socialist nation. BaseBreaker indeed.
22nd Jun '16 2:43:05 PM JamesAustin
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: To what extent was Alex's charade done out of love and overzealous concern for his mother, versus nostalgia for the past and his suddenly-lost country?
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Assuming the cab driver really ''is'' supposed to be Sigmund Jähn, this could count. In real life, Jähn had managed to work as a freelance consultant for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) following reunification in 1990, prior to which he was in the East German army where he had risen to the rank of Major General, hardly making him likely to be as down on his luck as the movie suggests.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: During [[spoiler:'President' Jähn]]'s address to the nation, the national anthem of East Germany plays in the background, and then swells to a crescendo as the scene shifts [[spoiler:to the Reunification celebrations]].

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: To what extent was Alex's charade done out of love and overzealous concern for his mother, versus nostalgia for the past and his suddenly-lost country?
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Assuming the cab driver really ''is'' supposed to be Sigmund Jähn, this could count. In real life, Jähn had managed to work as a freelance consultant for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) following reunification in 1990, prior to which he was in the East German army where he had risen to the rank of Major General, hardly making him likely to be as down on his luck as the movie suggests.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
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During [[spoiler:'President' Jähn]]'s address to the nation, the national anthem of East Germany plays in the background, and then swells to a crescendo as the scene shifts [[spoiler:to the Reunification celebrations]].
4th Oct '15 5:02:40 PM Terran117
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* AcceptableTargets: Punk culture, if a tasteless party Alex and his girlfriend attend is anything to go by.



* LoveItOrHateIt: The film got a lot of positive reviews from people familiar with TheThemeParkVersion of the GDR. People who actually lived in the GDR tend to hate it for its often inaccurate portrayal of many things or, seeing as it's a comedy, failing of portraying most of the real problems many East Germans faced when their country and society disappeared basicly overnight (the job crisis and resulting mass-poverty being a massive one that the movie ''entirely ignores'').

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* LoveItOrHateIt: The film got a lot of positive reviews from people familiar with TheThemeParkVersion of the GDR. GDR, but even then found some criticism for portraying what was supposedly a run down dystopia in a favorable light at times. People who actually lived in the GDR tend to hate it for its often inaccurate portrayal of many things or, seeing as it's a comedy, failing of portraying most of the real problems many East Germans faced when their country and society disappeared basicly basically overnight (the job crisis and resulting mass-poverty being a massive one that the movie ''entirely ignores'').ignores'' with the exception of showing unemployed adults and some rather unsavory rock n roll parties). Even then the film is popular among the East German ostalgie movement for showing that there were people who legitimately loved their own socialist nation. BaseBreaker indeed.
9th Sep '15 3:11:04 AM TheKaizerreich
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* LoveItOrHateIt: The film got a lot of positive reviews from people familiar with TheThemeParkVersion of the GDR. People who actually lived in the GDR tend to hate it for its often inaccurate portrayal of many things or, seeing as it's a comedy, failing of portraying most of the real problems many East Germans faced when their country and society disappeared basicly overnight (the job crisis being a massive one that the movie ''entirely ignores'').

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* LoveItOrHateIt: The film got a lot of positive reviews from people familiar with TheThemeParkVersion of the GDR. People who actually lived in the GDR tend to hate it for its often inaccurate portrayal of many things or, seeing as it's a comedy, failing of portraying most of the real problems many East Germans faced when their country and society disappeared basicly overnight (the job crisis and resulting mass-poverty being a massive one that the movie ''entirely ignores'').
9th Sep '15 3:09:48 AM TheKaizerreich
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* LoveItOrHateIt: The film got a lot of positive reviews from people familiar with TheThemeParkVersion of the GDR. People who actually lived in the GDR tend to hate it for its often inaccurate portrayal of many things or, seeing as it's a comedy, failing of portraying most of the real problems many East Germans faced when their country and society disappeared basicly overnight (the job crisis being a massive one that the movie ''entirely ignores'').
25th Aug '15 9:31:58 AM TheLyniezian
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Assuming the cab driver really ''is'' supposed to be Sigmund Jähn, this could count. In real life, Jähn had managed to work as a freelance consultant for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) following reunification in 1990, though what he was doing ''just before'' reunification seems uncertain.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Assuming the cab driver really ''is'' supposed to be Sigmund Jähn, this could count. In real life, Jähn had managed to work as a freelance consultant for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) following reunification in 1990, though what prior to which he was doing ''just before'' reunification seems uncertain.in the East German army where he had risen to the rank of Major General, hardly making him likely to be as down on his luck as the movie suggests.
25th Aug '15 9:29:24 AM TheLyniezian
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Assuming the cab driver really ''is'' supposed to be Sigmund Jähn, this could count. In real life, Jähn had managed to work as a freelance consultant for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) following reunification in 1990, though what he was doing ''just before'' reunification seems uncertain.
12th Jul '15 6:11:10 AM MAI742
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mo59IyQbro&list=RD6mo59IyQbro#t=3 The main theme]], which plays when Alex's sneaks out and sees for herself how Berlin has changed.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mo59IyQbro&list=RD6mo59IyQbro#t=3 The main theme]], which plays when Alex's mother sneaks out and sees for herself how Berlin has changed.
12th Jul '15 6:08:56 AM MAI742
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** And the short, [[TearJerker but touching]], piano piece at the beginning and end of the film.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mo59IyQbro&list=RD6mo59IyQbro#t=3 The main theme]], which plays when Alex's sneaks out and sees for herself how Berlin has changed.
** And the short, [[TearJerker but touching]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RxkxCj4cpc piano piece at the beginning and end of the film.film]] (Summer '78).
12th Jul '15 6:06:19 AM MAI742
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Was Alex's whole charade done out of love and overzealous concern for his mother, or is he also nostalgic for the past?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Was To what extent was Alex's whole charade done out of love and overzealous concern for his mother, or is he also nostalgic versus nostalgia for the past? past and his suddenly-lost country?
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