“The movie world may have given up on intelligent romantic comedy,” Robbie Collin said in The Daily Telegraph, but the Norwegian director Joachim Trier “nobody seems to have said”. His latest feature film is a sexy, funny drama about a “medical student-turned-psychology student-turned-professional-photographer” named Julie (Renate Reinsve) who adjusts to her late 20s “without much sense of what might be behind them “. . Set in 12 loose “chapters,” the film follows Julie’s quest for a life “in which she can be the clear lead” rather than a supporting character. Along the way, she develops a “searing” attraction to her drifter Eivind (Herbert Nordrum) – but there’s a problem: Julie already has a boyfriend (Anders Danielsen Lie) who is older than her and who would like to start a family. Even when the “transcendent steaminess” of this love triangle gives way to “tragedy and delicate decisions,” the film’s “sexy spirit and compassion” remain.
“If someone asked me what millennial anxiety felt like,” Clarisse Loughrey said The Independent, I might as well point you in the direction of this sensitive and relatable comedy. Julie is essentially a “modern-day Goldilocks who dips her spoon into an endless series of porridge bowls”; She’s forever chasing men, jobs, and desires she doesn’t even know she wants. It’s one of the few films I’ve seen that “seems to have really delved into why a whole generation can seem so aimless” – and Reinsve is great. “I can’t understand what all the fuss is about,” said Deborah Ross The audience. The film just rehashes the “messy young woman” we’ve seen before: in fleasack and The keepsake, say. “The two hours pass quite comfortably, but the bottom line: I didn’t feel anything and I didn’t care.”
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