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As I Lay Dying
Kevin N. Laforest
This powerful, funny romantic drama neatly integrates the dilemmas of a girl in love, the girl she loves, a boy who also loves that girl, and that girl's sister.
While the storyline has few surprises, the central performances create a touching relationship, despite the suspicion that the male writer/director's interest in the subject is slightly dubious, or at least tokenistic.
Dahlström and especially Liljeberg are first-rate.
| Original Score: 3/4
High school, small town, teenagers in hormone hell -- or is that heaven?
A completely charming reality-based romantic fantasy, both sweet-natured and sympathetic.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
What keeps us watching are Liljeberg and Dahlström, both beautifully natural, and the hope that we'll get to see them together.
The movie is funny, gentle, and true.
Right away this film grabs attention with documentary-style close- ups and upends teen movie cliches.
| Original Score: 4/4
One of the most honest and heartfelt teen dramas ever to grace the screen.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The film has some charm and a winning simplicity but not an iota of depth.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Moodysson creates a fictional world that has all the aesthetic rawness and grittiness of a documentary.