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A.k.a.
The Worst Person in the World
Year
2021
Runtime
128 min.
Director
Joachim Trier
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
0
Checks
2,529
Favs
278
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
11.0% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
14:1
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  1. coreymaim's avatar

    coreymaim

    Yikes, the two comments are very harsh. I personally loved this movie. I'd elaborate further, but if "basic white girl" is a criticism, I'll just reiterate, I think this is a great film. 2 years 3 months ago
  2. epicureanlotus's avatar

    epicureanlotus

    What a breathtakingly original film! The Worst Person in the World may include narrative beats and cinematic tricks that you've seen before, but it executes them with a flourish, and every moment feels so fresh, meaningful, and resonant. This is a film that knows exactly what it wants to be, and it even manages to take a stale technique like voiceover (usually the mark of lazy screenwriting) and transform it into something beautiful and expressive.

    We're taken on a journey of interiority with the protagonist, as she struggles with her identity, impulses, and an ever-evolving sense of what it means to be a "good" person. Exemplifying the adage "show, don't tell", the film lays before us actions, reactions, body language, and remarks, and it's a testament to how exceptionally well-written The Worst Person in the World is that the audience is always able to follow along and intuit the characters' complex feelings, motivations, and desires. The characters and dialogue feel so real, so alive, and not a line or scene is wasted; meanwhile, the actors inhabit their roles with nuance, subtlety, and grace—Renate Reinsve and Anders Danielsen Lie in particular deserve all the praise that has been heaped upon them. In short, I can't remember the last time I saw a contemporary character-driven drama that was executed so well!

    There are some disparaging comments below, however, about how the film is nothing more than "millennial navel-gazing" and the clichéd story of so many people that we know. To be honest, I'm shocked that anyone was able to view this film from such empathetic distance, and I wonder if the response would have been the same had the protagonist been a male with quintessentially male interests. Yes, this is a film about millennial characters, grappling with millennial concerns, and yet their story is at once relatable and personal, universal and particular, timeless and ephemeral. Art can elevate the mundane into the profound, and perhaps I'm just a self-indulgent millennial myself, but I found this film to be a masterpiece—the voice of an entire generation of indecisive existentialists.
    2 years 1 month ago
  3. LiterallyMe's avatar

    LiterallyMe

    Very charming movie with very good acting 2 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #12 in iCheckMovies's 2020s Top 100
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  2. This movie ranks #20 in IMDb's 2020s Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #37 in Amanda Award - Best Norwegian Film
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  4. This movie ranks #337 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
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  5. This movie ranks #685 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  6. This movie ranks #1373 in The Criterion Collection
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