I can't rave enough about this film. The realism of teenagers, especially those coming to grasps with their own sexuality, with all of their angst, was captured perfectly. I wish the film wasn't as pushed into a corner as it is compared to the rest of the more popular coming-of-age films, because it really does manifest teenage confusion.
This movie reminded me of my early teens so much. Specially the clothing and the haircuts. I even knew a girl who looked like Agnes who may have been my first girl crush. Who knows? Johan also reminds me of my first proper boyfriend, really looks like him! Really great film. One of my new favourite films I think.
Although this film has a simple story, it can't be denied that this is easy to be anyone's favorite. Very entertaining and refreshing. And I love that out of the bathroom scene accompanied by Broder Daniel's Underground. It's fucking memorable.
Still Moodysson's best film to date just, Together and We are the Best run it close though, the performances from the two leads are amazing as are all the cast, The script is touching but funny. The ending still leaves you with a smile like Moodysson's best films you are left a little sad that they ended. Shame this hasn't got a proper DVD release as it's a sadly neglected masterpiece.
Still Moodysson best film in my eyes although TOGETHER runs it close. Great performances From the leads and wonderful script from moodysson. I agree that its the best coming of age story i've seen and sadly rather overlooked next to Together and Liilja 4 ever. I wish Moodysson would go back to writing and making films like his first two films.