Originally premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival for the World Dramatic Competition selection. I originally brought tickets for this movie during the virtual festival but after watching 30 minutes of the movie, I turned it off because I was tired. However, the festival ended the next day as I got caught off from my schedule so I wasn't able to finish the movie. Recently, I found another screening at another festival so I rewatched it again. Was it worth it? Sort of.
Directed by Alli Haapasalo and its a story about three girls name Mimmi, Emma and Rönkkö who are at the cusp of womanhood, trying to draw their own contours. During three consecutive Fridays, two of them experience the earth moving effects of falling in love, while the third goes on a quest to find something she's never experienced before: pleasure. Finland cinema isn't common from where I am so it was nice to see a movie from Finland. The presentation is really good as the 1:33:1 aspect ratio did feel purposeful for the most part. Trying to capture the theme where the girls are stuck in their youth still while trying to grow out of it soon. The chemistry between the characters were mostly interesting however some felt like there could be some improvements. Each performances from the cast is pretty good as there wasn't a single weak performance from the actors. The nice production design and pacing helped to make the movie feel wholesome and fun to watch throughout.
Most of the characters have their purpose but some felt like they are just there for the plot honestly. Nothing too special that comes out from the story. It's the average basic story about an coming of age story on girls. The musical choice honestly gets annoying as the song called "Slip Away" from the band Perfume Genius is over played at this point. That song has been played since Eighth Grade and Booksmart which fits perfectly, but now its kind of over used which is annoying. Some of the dialogue could be improved since some of the words did feel like something Jaden Smith would make from a bad record album. Despite these problems, the movie never fails to become boring and there are some wholesome moments to connect with our main three characters. Good job for the effort.