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We Are the Best!(Vi är bäst!)

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Sweden, Denmark
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2013

1h 42m

Director Lukas Moodysson
Starring Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, David Dencik

Genre Drama, Music

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In1980s Stockholm, tweens Bobo and Klara are considered freaks by their schoolmates. Unperturbed, they decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. To help them, they enlist shy Hedwig, who plays classical guitar, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and friendship.

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75

Slant Magazine by Clayton Dillard

Lukas Moodysson's film allows its trio of girls to express themselves through gender, certainly, but not undermine their desire to be heard as artists first.
80

Empire by Damon Wise

A very welcome return from Moodysson. The music is Wyld Stallions-grade, but the charm and spirit of the three girls will have you moshing in your seat.
90

The Hollywood Reporter by David Rooney

Funny and frank in its observations, the film is a delightful snapshot of female friendship at that age, from the giddy highs to the melancholy funks, from the sustaining bonds to the jealousies and stinging betrayals.
90

Variety by Guy Lodge

It’s the rare film about adolescence that doesn’t seem exclusively targeted either to teens or to adults. Rarer still, it’s one that takes an interest in the nourishing qualities of female friendship.
70

The Dissolve by Noel Murray

As vibrant and ingratiating as We Are The Best! is, the movie lacks the more satisfying fullness of Moodysson’s Together and Lilya 4-Ever.
100

Village Voice by Stephanie Zacharek

Brash and sweet, We Are the Best! captures perfectly the aimlessness of adolescence, the waiting to become something that's so often intertwined with the desire to make something, to leave your mark on the world in some small way.
80

Time Out London by Tom Huddleston

We Are the Best! is a joyous celebration of youth, friendship and rebellion, and if there’s a nagging note of regret and bitterness it never manages to undermine the overwhelmingly compassionate tone.

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