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Stephen Israel in Half Empty

Half Empty

2006 NR

Although his feel-good book utterly tanks in America, cheery self-help counselor Bob Patterson (Robert Peters, who also directs) undertakes an author tour in Germany, where he's a big hit -- and where he falls for his sourpuss German guide, Greta (Mareike Fell). Greta resists love, but Bob relentlessly chips away at her prickly defenses and occasionally breaks out into hilarious song. This inspired musical mockumentary also stars Marek Harloff.