The Worst Person in the World
17 Feb 2022
Genre:
Art House, Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Duration:
0 hours 30 minutes
Age restriction:
TBC
Director:
Joachim Trier
Actors:
Anders Danielsen Lie,
Hans Olav Brenner,
Renate Reinsve,
Herbert Nordrum,
Maria Grazia Di Meo,
The Worst Person in the World

0 hours 30 minutes | Rated TBC

Julie is turning thirty and her life is an existential mess. Several of her talents have gone to waste and her older boyfriend, Aksel – a successful graphic novelist – is pushing for them to settle down. One night, she gatecrashes a party and meets the young and charming Eivind. Before long, she has broken up with Aksel and thrown herself into yet another new relationship, hoping for a new perspective on her life. But she will come to realize that some life choices are lready behind her.

Reviews:

The romantic drama for people who hate romantic dramas. Toronto Star

The Worst Person in the World might be the best film Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach never got to make. Globe and Mail

Reinsve is masterful as Julie, throwing light on every facet of the art of being a total mess. Chicago Reader

The film may be the prime example of how to restore fun, significance, and even a little bit of sex to the well-worn terrain of the romantic comedy. Slant Magazine

The film has a lilting, lively rhythm; the glimpses we see of months and years in Julie’s life ably provide a whole picture. Vanity Fair

Any film that can combine questions of mortality with funny, fully alive scenes of sex, social awkwardness, professional screw-ups and throwaway fun is a rich one. Its brilliant, full-on performance from Reinsve deserves to be celebrated far and wide. Time Out

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