In the early 2000s, stoner comedies were all the rage – and with “Lammbock” director/writer Christian Zübert and leading actors Moritz Bleibtreu & Lucas Gregorowicz provided a German entry into the US-dominated genre. It was a respectable success in the cinema and became a nebulous cult in the home cinema.
As is so often the case with “Lammbock”, the cult worship also led to the desire for second helpings becoming louder over the years. In 2017, 16 years after the original, these calls were answered with “Lommbock”. At Disney +, the waiting time was shorter: Since yesterday, October 7, 2022, “Lommbock” has been available on Disney+ – which means that the sequel was put online just a few weeks after the original.
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As with the debut, Christian Zübert was responsible for both the direction and the screenplay. In addition to the protagonist duo, Alexandra Neldel, Antoine Monot, Jr., Elmar Wepper and Wotan Wilke Möhring also returned in their roles from the cult debut.
The friends Stefan (Lucas Gregorowicz) and Kai (Moritz Bleibtreu) have grown apart. While Stefan has become a successful lawyer and is about to marry wealthy businesswoman Yasemin (Melanie Winiger) in Dubai, Kai continues to run a fast food delivery service. Only the pizzeria “Lammbock” became an Asia supplier called “Lommbock”. But the concept remained the same: Kai’s regular customers only want his cannabis anyway. One day, however, Kai and Stefan revive their old friendship over a joint. Stefan has to go to the drug test soon…
The old “Lammbock” squad is supplemented in “Lommbock” by the Danish actor Dar Salim: the mime known from “Game Of Thrones” plays the gangster rapper and scene thief 10 years of construction. “Dark” star Louis Hofmann and Mavie Hörbiger (“Bibi & Tina – Voll verhext”) also appear in larger supporting roles, while ex-soccer player Mehmet Scholl, columnist and influencer Marie von den Benken and film expert Daniel Schröckert appear as cameos – sometimes prominently staged, sometimes easy to overlook.
Despite the original’s enduring popularity, Lommbock received little attention at the box office: With just over 366,000 tickets sold, the stoner comedy undercut even the fantasy flop “The Dark Tower”. But as with “Lammbock”, it cannot be ruled out that the film will cultivate a large part of its fan base on the sofas at home with “Lommbock”.
The comedy definitely has what it takes – not least thanks to the dedicated main actors. This is how the duo is praised in the 3.5-star DashFUN review: “For a sizzling punchline, they bravely go where it hurts“. Meanwhile, for “Lommbock” you only have to go to the Disney+ star section, where Romeo’s ex will soon be processing her heartbreak…
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