A great companion piece to Mia Hansen-Løve's Things to Come. An engaging look at the anxiety of female ageing and the perceived 'use-by-date' that's unfortunately so common among men. It falters in it's naive approach to the concept of communal living and is evidenced in the little things, like not giving the members of the commune much to do aside from drinking and smoking. Still worth a watch. 3.5 stars
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It's hard to believe this is a Vinterberg movie. The commune they create - not for an ideal, but because Anna is bored in her marriage - is a joke. They are like those relatives you can't wait to send away from your house. But in this case you can't do that because they live with you. They pretend they are close, but when one of them have a breakdown they sweep under the carpet and abandon her as she collapses.