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A Part of You (2024)

A Part of You (2024)

Ugly grief and seductive envy in a simple story

7.5

Movie

Sweden
Swedish
Drama
2024
SIGGE EKLUND
Alva Bratt, Edvin Ryding, Felicia Truedsson
101 min

TLDR

All the Bright Places meets Euphoria.

What it's about

Agnes (Felicia Truedsson), who has always looked up to her popular sister Julia (Zara Larsson), must learn to discover herself in the face of tragedy.

The take

This story involves a jealous sister and a boy, which is enough of a foundation for a suspenseful story. Though a bit lacking in depth, onscreen interactions carry a lot of emotional weight and strike the balance of having enough said and unsaid. The upbeat pop hits and casual banter throughout goes a long way to at least break up the film's heavy atmosphere. At its heaviest, it is raw and glorious in its unraveling, placing the ugly side of grief next to the alluring side of envy. But throughout it all, it treats the plot with enough respect to not just be some cheap glorified fantasy.

What stands out

Don't drink and bike, kids.

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