Director: Antoinette Beumer
Genre: Romance/ Comedy
Runtime: 100 minutes
Starring: Lies Visschendijk, Fedje van Huêt, Dan Karaty, Lobke de Boer, Chantal Janzen, Anneke Blok, Alex Klaasen, George van Houts, Maryam Hassouni, Dick van den Toorn, Sanne Wallis de Vries, Eva Laurenssen
Description: Soof (Lies Visschendijk) is reaching 40 and has everything she ever wanted: three children, a small catering business, a sweet husband Kasper (Fedja van Huêt) and a lovely home. Until she starts asking herself: 'is this all there is'?
Review: The life of an average housewife isn’t all that simple, proofs director Antoinette Beumer with her romantic comedy “Soof”. Together with her husband Kasper and her three kids, Soof lives the perfect little family life. Kasper brings in the money and Soof is mostly busy with the kids. All this chaos makes it almost impossible for Soof the get her catering company of the ground. One day the couple decides to change something. Kasper takes some time off from work and Soof will be the main breadwinner. Her career as a caterer gets a boost after meeting the handsome choreographer Jim, but that also puts her relationship with Kasper in danger.
Actress Lies Visschendijk is most known for her role in the Dutch TV show “Gooische Vrouwen”. Giving her the lead is the perfect decision. Together with Fedja van Huêt, who plays her husband, she makes this film fun to watch. The supporting actors sadly don’t have that flair, especially Dan Karaty isn’t a very good actor. With that the movie misses a very tight storyline, which gives it some loose ends here and there.
If you look at the complete picture, “Soof” is an enjoyable fun for a night with the girls and it gives you a good feeling. Because sometimes the stress of the day has to be put aside to have eye for everyday beauty.
Rating: 3/ 5