We Are the Best!
aka Vi är bäst!
First screened in August 2014
Director: Lukas Moodysson. Cast: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Charlie Falk, Johan Liljemark, Mattias Wiberg, Jonathan Salomonsson, Alvin Strollo, David Dencik, Lena Carlsson, Emrik Ekholm, Anna Rydgren, Peter Eriksson, Ann-Sofie Rase, Lily Moodysson, Nick Kankaanpää, Edvin Ottoson, Felix Klaesson, Victor Norlin Ericsson. Screenplay: Lukas Moodysson (based on the comic by Coco Moodysson).

Twitter Capsule: Comic, compassionate naturalism but not simple. Exuberant study of craving uniqueness while chafing at its costs.

Second Capsule: Whatever you're doing, you'd be having more fun if you were streaming We Are the Best! To each their own but this is my Boyhood. With girls.

VOR:   Effortlessly in period: both in terms of its 80s setting and its fluency in the surges, rhythms, and paralyses of pre-teendom. Not a trailblazer, but aces a task lots of movies flail at.

Photo © 2013 No Trace Camping/Caramel Films/Fastnet Films,
© 2014 CBS Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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