|Richard J.Brzostek - 05/01/2007
One of the funniest Polish comedies ever made, July 22, 2006
"Boy's Don't Cry" (Chlopaki Nie Placza) is essentially a comedy about gangsters. These range from real tough guys, to imitations or posers, who don't stand a chance to make it in the real world. A violinist (Maciej Stuhr) and his friends accidentally complicate the lives of some local gangsters, and then must figure out how to regain their normal lives.
I laughed throughout the entire film, and feel it ranks among the funniest Polish comedies ever made. What makes "Boy's Don't Cry" successful is how the film augments the humor with excellent action scenes. The action-packed opening sequence is one of the best I've ever seen, and from the very beginning to end, this film had my total attention.
Olaf Lubaszenko did a remarkable job directing "Boy's Don't Cry" and, I feel, created a modern Polish classic. Although the humor can be a bit subjective, and I can't guarantee everyone will find it funny, I give this film my highest recommendation for someone interested in great Polish comedy. There really isn't a dull moment; and well worth the price of ownership.
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