Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.

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Lukas Moodysson

Writers:

Lukas Moodysson, Coco Moodysson (graphic novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mira Barkhammar Mira Barkhammar ... Bobo
Mira Grosin Mira Grosin ... Klara
Liv LeMoyne Liv LeMoyne ... Hedvig
Johan Liljemark Johan Liljemark ... Kenneth
Mattias Wiberg Mattias Wiberg ... Roger
Jonatan Salomonsson Jonatan Salomonsson ... Elis (as Jonathan Salomonsson)
Alvin Strollo Alvin Strollo ... Mackan
Anna Rydgren Anna Rydgren ... Bobos mamma
Peter Eriksson Peter Eriksson ... Bobos pappa
Charlie Falk Charlie Falk ... Linus
Lena Carlsson Lena Carlsson ... Klaras mamma
David Dencik ... Klaras pappa
Emrik Ekholm Emrik Ekholm ... Klaras lillebror
Ann-Sofie Rase Ann-Sofie Rase ... Hedvigs mamma
Lily Moodysson Lily Moodysson ... Hedvigs lillasyster
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In early-80s' Stockholm, Bobo, an ordinary thirteen-year-old schoolgirl who lives with her divorced mother, takes inspiration from bands like KSMB and Ebba Grön, refusing to accept what others say about Punk being dead. Sharing the same taste in music with her classmate, Klara, and with the help of the talented but introverted eighth-grader, Hedvig, the girls decide to put a band together, getting their hands on musical instruments for the very first time. But, surprisingly, what started as a joke, will soon become a reality--and with a song already in their hands--this aspiring Punk band fuelled by youthful rebellion, will aim for the stars without any concern about what others say, simply because THEY ARE THE BEST. Written by Nick Riganas

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Three Girls Vs. The World

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

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(~1:40:58) At the end of the credits, there is a clarinet solo of an undefined song by Klara's father. See more »

Quotes

Bobo: Say one good thing bout my life.
Klara: You're in the world's greatest band.
Bobo: I guess that's one thing, but that's all there is.
Klara: You have a friend that really likes you. Two friends, actually. That's all you need.
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References A Respectable Life (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Häng Gud
Written and performed by Ebba Grön
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Learning how to grow up with punk rock
18 December 2014 | by ericbobgSee all my reviews

For full review: http://ericsgoodstuff.blogspot.com/2014/12/film-we- are-best.html

One token of a great movie is that it helps you expand your circle of humanity. I've never found MMA cage fighting to be enjoyable, and yet while watching Warrior I was on the edge of my seat. You might never have associated punk music with the fragile yet hilarious stage of life of coming-of-age of preteens but through these girls' characters you come to love punk music for the opportunity it provides them to grow up and accept new people. Although they might resist the notion, the love these girls develop for each other is just the same that a group of cheerleaders might. We Are The Best reiterates the fact that you already knew that life for punk rockers is pretty much the same as it is for the rest of us. Roger Ebert said, "The movies are like a machine that generates empathy." This is something I'm always looking for and We Are The Best takes you into the space of being a 13 year old. From a goofy dad that wants to embarrass you by bringing a clarinet to your punk band rehearsal to the joy of serendipitous friendships turning into lifelong relationships, this movie reminds you of yourself - whether you've had the same experiences or not - in a fresh way.


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

20 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Are the Best! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,664, 1 June 2014

Gross USA:

$180,590

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,604,273
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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