Sunday, December 21, 2014

We Are the Best!

There are many films revolving around adolescence. Most of the time these films focus more on late adolescence and the dramas of relationships. (Probably because it's easier to pass off twentysomethings as teenagers.) Very rarely are these films about young teenagers.

That's why Lukas Moodysson's We Are the Best! is a welcoming entry. It's not your average teenage drama a la John Hughes. No, this is a film about, quite simply, growing up.

In stark contrast to other entries of Swedish cinema (and even some of Moodysson's earlier films), We Are the Best! is very lighthearted in regards with its story. It's not interested in anything too heavy. It just wants to show young friendship.

Which brings to the other point of the film. We Are the Best! is one of the very few films from this year that has friendship as a main focus. (Obvious Child being another one.) It's something that should be focuses on more than cheap romance.

We Are the Best! certainly lives up to its title, that's for sure. It's sweet and charming, which are two words not commonly associated with Swedish cinema. It's honestly a film you have to see.

My Rating: *****

1 comment:

  1. This is my favourite film of the year. Never ever ever ever did I think a film about Swedish kids in the friggin 80s would remind me of my own teens so much. It's just so much fun and full of life! AND HATE THE SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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