The story about 5-year-old Lisa's unconditional love for her alcoholic father. There is also a depiction of Sweden in the 70's and working class fading ideals. The mother leaves the family ... See full summary »
Anders, Kenneth and Steven (all played by Magnusson) went to high school together. Today they are 38, still living in the Swedish suburb but now in completely different stages of life. This... See full summary »
Sven, the average Swedish guy, bored with his life, decides to go to Thailand to write a novel and "get away from the rat race". He meets a range of peculiar characters and learns a few things about love, friendship and himself.
Hannah is 18 and she has just moved away from home, planning a life on her own. She meets Jens, who pretends to be a teacher and says that he likes her poems. There are other friends as ... See full summary »
Johanna works as a jounalist on a womens magazine. But her boss is an idiot, her salary is ridiciolus and her husband has left her for a younger woman. With a great life crisis she decided to try a new medicine.
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Translated into English from Filmkritikerna.se by critic Erik Fellman:
Bäst före (Best Before) 2013
Tonight's film tips is the Swedish film Best Before is a story about three men. We follow Bosse is nypensionerad and abandoned by his wife. Lennart who have blind faith in their own charm. and Anders, who is convinced that he has come up the next big idea for a television program. Now these friends decide to make a cruise.
Film critics discuss: Eric Fellman:
It feels like Best Before has passed its sell-by date a long time ago. The film feels like a silja line advertising flags. I like the three actors who play the main role, Brasse Brännström, Kjell Bergqvist and Goran Ragnerstam. I think they are both good and funny in ordinary cases, even in this film, it has its few moments when they get a laugh at.
But there the laughter out unfortunately, it does not feel like it will be something floating in the film but feels most stiffly from one stage to the other.
The film tries to be both a comedy and drama but fall short when they come to them both and become someone awkward mixture as a final product instead.
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