We Are The Best!
Fans of Lukas Moodysson's work (Lilya 4 ever, Mammoth etc) can stop worrying. Yes, We are the Best! is a coming of age movie but it is an effortlessly charming one that never trades on easy sentimentality. The inevitable Hollywood remake will doubtless add its own saccharine flavor (sic). Adapted by the director from his wife Coco's graphic novel (Never Goodnight), the film details the attempts by three helplessly adolescent girls to form a punk band in Stockholm in 1982 (about five years late). Armed only with crap mohawks and the certainty that disco is shit, the story wrings super performances from the three young leads. This is a perceptive and sympathetic exploration of the nature of friendship amongst humans who haven't quite figured 'it' out yet. Don't ever believe that you have, just 'hate the sport'. / Mr & Mrs Stevens