My first film by Lukas Moodysson was a very good one. Sfter reading about it in My First i: Take Two, I had to check it out for myself. It was a very good film, indeed, about the pressures of love and how things are not always as they seem.
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.
Well I can see that Moodysson is trying to represent the social realism in his films. In this one I liked the representation of the teenager's universe, showing all the confused and cruel world that they live into.
Heart touching and believable (unlike most of the movies about lesbians) love story of two girls. The indie rock soundtracks and the grained picture filming provide an unique atmosphere. The film is only 1.5 hour, so no matter you like it or not, it won't make you bored.
Personally I didn't like the ending much. "coming out of closet(toilet)" wasn't the best option for finishing the story.