The Worst Person in the World

The Worst Person in the World

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In a role that earned her Best Actress at Cannes 2021, Renate Reinsve leads this romantic comedy-drama following a young woman as she navigates relationships and a sense of purpose. Nominated for the Palme d'Or.

2021Rating: R, Sex scenes, nudity, drug use & offensive language128 minsDenmark, France, Norway, Sweden, USA
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent

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The Worst Person in the World | Awards

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Best Actress winner (Renate Reinsve) at Cannes Film Festival 2021.

The Worst Person in the World | Reviews

However conventional it may sound, there is greater depth and drama here than a quick plot summary could convey. Funny, weird, and absolutely beautiful to look at, it is also achingly sad - and deserves all the attention it’s getting.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Quick, vibrant, pulsing with all sorts of crossover appeal until a slightly moribund energy takes hold toward the end...

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Variety

Variety

As this melancholic romantic comedy faithfully follows its capricious protagonist through thick, thin and (mostly) somewhere in between, it turns into something lovely and wise...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

More than ever, Trier reveals how well he can keep shifting tones and emotional arcs without losing any narrative momentum.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

The film's focus may be tight - just a few tangled, formative years - but it encompasses so much.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Joachim Trier's fifth feature is a sweet, sad, extremely funny character study that gets to the heart of how it feels to be on the cusp of true adulthood and completely ambivalent about it.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

I'm not sure I can defend The Worst Person in the World on an intellectual basis, but I was thoroughly disarmed.

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Time Out

Time Out

Reinsve deserves to be celebrated far and wide.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The film has a lilting, lively rhythm; the glimpses we see of months and years in Julie's life ably provide a whole picture.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film may be the prime example of how to restore fun, significance, and even a little bit of sex to the well-worn terrain of the romantic comedy.

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The Worst Person in the World | Release Details

The Worst Person in the World is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Academy On Demand and AroVision.