An adaptation of a graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ’80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments-or discernible musical talent-the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig as the third wheel. The film paints an ebullient and sharply observant portrait of DIY spirit and growing up different.
“No film I’ve seen so far this year has provided the sheer moviegoing pleasure of We Are the Best!” – Lou Lumenick, NEW YORK POST
“There is hardly a shortage of movies about rock ’n’ roll, but there are few as perfect — which is to say as ragged, as silly, as touching or as true — as We Are the Best!”. – A.O. Scott – THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Mr. Moodysson’s film is little only in physical and financial scale. When measured by the pleasure it confers, We Are the Best! is a big deal that will be winning hearts — and even grownup minds — for a long time to come”. – Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL