|Richard J.Brzostek - 05/01/2007
A great new (2003) Polish comedy, July 19, 2005
"Let's Have a Grandson" (Zrobmy Sobie Wnuka) is a comedy that blends tradition with innovation. Much like "Legacy of Steel," this film is about parents that hope their children will settle down and make them grandparents. The similarities pretty much end there as there is a much different spin on this theme here.
The parents are old school farmers, their land is surrounded by a large city, and their modern children have little interest in continuing the family farming tradition. The kids are interested in the land, but only to sell it. The parents will only add their children to the property's deed when they are married, have kids, and continue working the land. With this information, the children's race to the altar begins for Janik and Zoska. Although the situations that follow border on ridiculous, they are just barely within the realm of believability.
The acting in "Zrobmy Sobie Wnuka" is great and the movie is very funny. Two performances really stood out; Zbigniew Zamachowski (the man Zoska picks to marry) and Katarzyna Bujakiewicz (the woman Janik decides to pursue). Zbigniew tends to brings both a dramatic and humorous element to his film work, and this one is no exception. Katarzyna, who is not new to great Polish films (some of which include "Stacja," "Rób swoje, ryzyko jest twoje," and "Stara basn. Kiedy slonce bylo bogiem"), has a more prominent role this time. I would suspect that we will see much more of her in the future.
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