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The Worst Person in the World
128 min.
Joachim Trier
Drama, Romance, Comedy
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11.4% (1:9)
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  1. coreymaim's avatar


    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. 1 year 2 months ago
  2. LiterallyMe's avatar


    Very charming movie with very good acting 1 year 1 month ago
  3. epicureanlotus's avatar


    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.
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