This is a cute little Swedish film that came out early last year (even though the official release date was 2013). I heard about this because it appeared on several best of the year lists though I’m not sure why. That’s not to say I didn’t like it, just that I kept expecting something more interesting or surprising to happen to justify the buzz.

It’s a fine independent film that follows the story of three 13-year old girls who decide to form a punk band. The ending is quite clever in how it shows them really symbolizing the spirit of “punk” music but there are a lot of pretty mundane conversations and scenes that you have to wade through to reach that ending.

Having not had much exposure to the Swedish language, I realized it is not pleasant to listen to for long periods of time.

Recommended for anyone who’s a fan of Sweden, can appreciate a slower-paced character drama with lots of talking, and who appreciates the “messages” of punk music.