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We Are The Best!

(Vi är bäst!, Sweden, 2013)

In 1980 three pre-teen girls of the type always categorized as “losers” are fans of punk rock and refuse to believe it’s dead. They form their own band, despite not knowing if you plug in a drum set or not. I wish I could tell you more, but the fact is that between the shaky camera work and the loud, obnoxious, and talentless music, I was beginning to get a headache fifteen minutes in, so I turned it off. This probably worked real well for a lot of people—the reviews were overwhelmingly positive—but it just wasn’t for me.