I recently rented this movie, and I must admit that I only took it home because of the incredibly funny cover. However, I was surprised to find out that the actual film was as funny as the artwork on the outside. It is about Elling, a recluse who has spent a majority of his life hiding in his apartment alongside his mother. After she dies, he is taken to live in a state-run institution, where he meets Kjell Barnes. Kjell, has lived in institutions most of his life and is obsessed with food and sex. They are released together to their own apartment and freedom where the movie really begins to take form. Nominated for best Foreign Film in 2002 by the Academy Awards, this comedy will keep you laughing and feeling lucky that you are not an Elling or Kjell Barnes.