A Soap (En Soap)
A Soap (En Soap) (2006)

A dejected beauty salon owner enters into a tenuous friendship with her shy, pre-operative transsexual neighbor in director Pernille Fischer Christensen's simmering tale of affection and compassion. Thirty-two year old Charlotte (Trine… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Fear of Flying never got made into a movie. But imagine a 21st century version transported to Denmark with a transsexual thrown in for added titillation, and you've got the gist of the amusing melodrama Soap.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

The idea that these characters are willing to fight like cats and dogs, and destroy each other and themselves, to avoid confronting their intense attraction to each other is totally convincing.

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

While I might want to applaud Fischer Christensen for attempting to say something pertinent about gender roles and stereotypes, there is something curiously lacking in the characters.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Another week, another movie about a depressed transsexual hooker.

Ben Walters
Time Out

[The film takes] some of its cues from the soaps and melodramas the characters watch together and others from a realist tradition of considerable emotional heft.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Director Pernille Fischer Christensen is striving, I suspect, for a quiet seriousness and a respectful approach to transsexualism, but there's a point beyond which quiet seriousness becomes too-staid solemnity.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

... the film is an anti-soap opera in the trappings of an old- fashioned sudsfest.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

The movie strands you in two miserable flats with these cliche-ridden characters and a static love story that is as predictable as it is pedestrian.

Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A smart and assured spin on traditional soap-opera tropes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Excellent! Kind of reminded me of Transamerica, but slightly darker, while still having a bit of froth to it as the title suggests. Both the leads are good in… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Soap" starts with Charlotte(Trine Dyrholm), a beauty salon owner, walking out on her boyfriend, Kristian(Frank Thiel), a doctor,… More