hayden’s review published on Letterboxd:
quite often I claim that a film has me feel a certain way, a feeling of almost magical warmth. However, The Worst Person in the World struck something in me that I haven’t felt in a long time, a feeling that transcends explanation and I don’t want it to ever go away.
This film so beautifully captures the essence of our living. If you’re reading this then this movie is about you. Worst Person has some of the most brilliant characters I’ve seen in any media for a long time, with Renate Reinsve’s Julie being no exception. This life is disappointing and dangerous, the things worth having seen impossible to obtain and things that are scary are so easy to find. But it’s art like this that makes it seem okay. There is an incredible life to these words and the people of this movie. It’s hard to talk about.
This movie catapults you into the most extreme of emotions. It picks you up and places you in sheer terror and unchecked sadness. You’ll hate it. But at its core, its purpose is to not only thrill you but mirror you. Your sins and darkest premonitions are questioned and the thought of having to watch them is scary. The fact is there. It’s tantalisingly close. You can’t hide from it. Are you really The Worst Person in the World?