We Are the Best! (2013)

Lukas Moodysson directs Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv LeMoyne in the Swedish teen comedy about three pubescent teen girls who form a punk band about two years too late.

Really good fun. Moodysson catches the rush and comraderie of starting a band with no talent, and being part of a scene to define yourself. He also lightly hits on what it feels like when your friends temporarily betray you, young love and misguided ambitions don’t go your way. Naturally accurate. Like Dazed and Confused or I Wanna Hold Your Hand this recreates a period and place and emotion in time that probably means more to most people than historical epics of important milestones. “Hate the Sport!”

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