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Midsommar (2019)

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A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

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Ari Aster

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Pugh ... Dani
Jack Reynor ... Christian
Vilhelm Blomgren ... Pelle
William Jackson Harper ... Josh
Will Poulter ... Mark
Ellora Torchia ... Connie
Archie Madekwe ... Simon
Henrik Norlén ... Ulf
Gunnel Fred ... Siv
Isabelle Grill ... Maja
Agnes Westerlund Rase Agnes Westerlund Rase ... Dagny (as Agnes Rase)
Julia Ragnarsson ... Inga
Mats Blomgren ... Odd
Lars Väringer ... Stev
Anna Åström ... Karin
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Storyline

Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. Written by A24 Releasing

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Let the festivities begin


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing ritualistic violence and grisly images, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

3 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midsommar See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,338,935, 7 July 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,883,028, 18 July 2019
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Company Credits

Production Co:

B-Reel Films, Square Peg See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 7.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

William Jackson Harper is the only American actor in the film. Jack Reynor, although born in Colorado, is Irish, Florence Pugh is English, and Will Poulter is English. All other supporting actors are either Swedish, British, or Hungarian. See more »

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Dani misspells the word "something" as "somehting" in her last direct message to her sister. See more »

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Siv: This high my fire, but no higher, no hotter!
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Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Midsommar (2019) See more »

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Uneasy but not afraid.
6 July 2019 | by cmills-98693See all my reviews

Midsommar is beautiful.

It is a gruesome, gritty, visceral tale of a ill-fated Swedish getaway and delivers gore aplenty but unfortunately it doesn't deliver fear.

I felt uneasy at times, and I felt tense at times, but at no time during the 150 min run time did I feel afraid. The scenes of horror are disgusting rather than fear-inducing which is by no means a bad thing but the moments that are supposed to be scary with no gore seem to fall a little flat or miss their mark. I enjoyed the uneasy feel that grows at the start but it seems to falter toward an end that didn't seem to deliver the big explosive ending like that in 'Hereditary' or 'The Wicker Man'.

Ari Aster tells a chilling tale of loss and breakup, with strong themes of release and letting go, all while drugging the audience into a psychedelic trance alongside the cast.

All that said, what it does, it does beautifully, with some astounding performances and some truly disgusting moments that make even the most hard stomached cinema-goer experience a slight twinge. I enjoyed watching Midsommar, and even with the feeling that it left the possibility of an even scarier movie out in the field, you're not in any way dissatisfied with the end product.

Midsommar needs to be experienced.

Enjoy the festivities.


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