Have you ever wondered how your old schoolmates are? Perhaps the guy next to you, who is doing time in jail at the moment, still thinks you are his best and only friend. Perhaps your first ...
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Have you ever wondered how your old schoolmates are? Perhaps the guy next to you, who is doing time in jail at the moment, still thinks you are his best and only friend. Perhaps your first crush might've been interested in you all these years but was too afraid to tell you that. Perhaps, if it were not too late already, the bullied one would've done everything differently.
WHAT BECAME OF US is a film about class reunion. It's a film about three things that have forced childhood friends to face each other and their common past once again, despite the consequences: fear, love and the debt of gratitude.
This film was clearly made by young people who had to make up for a very low budget with a lot of enthusiasm. The result is a bit uneven, but nonetheless charming relationship drama.
Central to the plot is the weird relationship between Jake and Erika, which has somehow been put on hold due to a traumatic event during their childhood. Closure is only obtained during a cathartic class reunion aboard a party ferry where the diverse story lines come together and matters are finally resolved. Uncharacteristically, for a Finnish film, the film makers even manage to squeeze out a happy end for all.
Shoestring production values, overuse of flashbacks and uneven acting performances handicap the film, but overall it is not a bad product and managed to keep me engaged.
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