Posted February 02, 2015
Movies are movies. If you believed Finnish movies and TV series, all Finnish people live in the very heart of Helsinki in an old stylish Jugend-style apartment house, where in real life only the very richest bankers etc. live. Or if it is an artsy-fartsy Finnish movie, then the artist lives in an old wooden house with a big yard and apple trees, but still very close to Helsinki center. No one lives in a plain looking apartment house built in the 60s or 70s in the suburbs next to a filthy looking old mall, like most people do. Well, unless the movie is about living in poverty in the suburbs, like "Nousukausi".
BranjoHello: There is this movie P.S. I Love You. It's a good movie, but there is this one scene that will stay in mind forever. This chick is complaining about how she lives in a small apartment and asking when will she and her man move out into a bigger one. Now, I bet to great majority of peeps living "across the pond" this scene looks entirely normal, because they have never seen a studio apartment and in what tight spaces some people live. I and everybody who watched that scene with me LOLed real hard as for our country standards that "small apartment" was a luxury palace.
I presume it also depends quite much where you live, also in US. I recall reading some article of people who live in very small apartments in NYC, having so little room that they use e.g. the oven as a wardrobe. I guess that is why they eat outside so much, no room for cooking. Then again, in suburbs and countryside, it is probably wildly different, much more space.
I recall some old controversy about the classic TV series "Friends", how come such people with low occupations can afford to live in such spacious and expensive looking apartments in Manhattan?
Post edited February 02, 2015 by timppu