In the Aisles 2.0 stars

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A straight-faced-to-the-point-of-being-inert comedy/drama from Germany that won’t leave you rolling in the aisles. Putty-nosed Franz Rogowski stars as the new hire, a drowsy night stocker with prison tats poking out of his shirt collar, riding shotgun on the beverage forklift at a big box store. He learns the ropes, gains the trust of his co-workers, and even winds up stalking a married co-worker (Sandra Hüller). (She’s in post-bop with her abusive hubby, so in her eyes, a co-worker who breaks into her house bearing flowers is a definite trade up.) The store never takes on a life of its own, nor do many of the secondary characters. Everything one might expect to happen — right down to the compulsory death of a co-worker — does so as if on cue. A good cast tries hard, but for a story that finds its origin in short fiction, there’s no excuse for letting this run on for over two hours. 2018.

Scott Marks

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