Refusing to believe punk is dead, a trio of 13-year-old misfits form a band in spite of their collective lack of musicianship.
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Starring: David Dencik, Lena Carlsson, Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Anna Rydgren, Johan Liljemark, Mattias Wiberg, Jonathan Salomonsson, Charlie Falk
Information Page: https://uk.newonnetflix.info/info/70293818
In Stockholm, Sweden during the early 80’s lived two teenage misfits Bobo and Clara. Bobo is quiet, shy and rather androgynous; Clara is a bit of a loud-mouthed wannabe anti-establisment anarchist; both are social outcasts, mainly because they refuse to believe that punk is dead.
After being told off during a PE lesson the girls vent their anger by writing a song about it – only without any instruments. Shortly after, while at their local youth club, they book the music room where they can use the instruments for free and finally start their own band. There’s only one small problem though – neither of them can play… But at least they’re passionate!
They later recruit Hedvig, an impressively skilled classical guitarist, who also happens to be a social outcast at school but for very different reasons. Their band actually comes together and the film follows the three girls’ unlikely friendship. Through thick and thin the girls stick together but will their first real gig be the success they dream of?
“We Are The Best” is an emotionally satisfying film; the bond between the girls feels very real and the characters are very believably acted. It has some laugh out loud moments and it has some more serious moments. Anyone who fell ‘in love’ in their early teens will have memories brought back to them. Overall it’s a good, solid film. Don’t let the subtitles put you off – this is well worth watching.
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