Young adolescent girl Jenna's mother is dying, while at the same time Jenna is turning form a young girl into a young woman. So it is difficult for her to admit that she is afraid to lose ... See full summary »
Mika Berndtsdotter Ahlén,
Moa is in her early 20s, works at a factory and lives by herself in a cottage in the forest. She is a vegan and follows her friends and demonstrations, mostly to fit in. But at home, by herself, she listens to pop music and use make-up.
Stef and Agnes go to the same school but don't like each other at all. Agnes with probably the best grades in the whole city, and Stef a little more of a bad girl. When their parents start ... See full summary »
Fatou is desperate for love and affection, so she and her friend put out half naked pictures on the net, and meet older boys. The boys know how to take advantage of that, and then it goes awfully wrong.
35-year old Magnus Edkvist hates class reunions as much as anyone and usually skip them. Still he accepts an invitation for a reunion for class he left over twenty years ago. But he has his... See full summary »
23 year old Joakim's life evolves around his work at the local supermarket. His life feels empty and lonely, although he got lots of friends. Everything changes when his best friend gets ... See full summary »
13-year old Sofie has too much to drink at a party and falls asleep. The immature guys from her school take some compromising photos of her being drunk and knocked out and hands them out at school. Quickly she has a reputation of being easy and promiscious and her two best friends, Amanda and Emma, avoid her. She must learn to fight back and regain the confidence her dad has instilled in her before she can put things right again. Written by
I saw this film as "The Ketchup Effect" in Copenhagen and ...
... this was NOT a good teenage movie: this was a good movie, period! A very good movie. Looks like there is a very fine tradition for intelligent and sensible teenage movies on the make right now in Sweden, and I am thinking of Lukas Moodysson's "Show Me Love" (everybody knows the original title I suppose...). Anyway, back to Teresa Fabik's film. Poignant, forceful, amusing, clever, well-structured. Amazing direction, amazing young actors, not to mention a gorgeous Amanda Renberg. With great performances. Not for the faint-hearted who are afraid to face to what their children have to face every day, not for those who are looking for some light-weight entertainment, and certainly not for people who want their movies like their lives: black or white and nothing in between.
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