By Megan Reilly
With short haircuts and dreams of punk stardom, the girls of We Are the Best! push against the confines of 1980s Stockholm, tackling the oppressive regimes of parents, boys, and gym class. Director Lukas Moodysson captures their offbeat spirit using jump cuts, overlapping dialogue, and a soundtrack full of noisy Swedish punk. This all-too-rare portrait of female friendship hits all the right notes, even when the group of radical 13 year-olds plays off key.
Megan Reilly graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May, and she is currently interning at NPR. Netflix has deemed her taste preference to be “dark, cerebral, foreign dramas featuring a strong female lead,” but she also likes Clerks.
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