Lukas Moodysson
'We Are the Best!' an exuberant punk rock tale
'We Are the Best!' an exuberant punk rock tale

If ever a movie earned the exclamation point in its title, it's Lukas Moodysson's "We Are the Best!" Bursting with the energy of adolescence, the story of three young female punkers feels practically revolutionary in its joy, a departure from the melancholy and introspection that characterize so many screen portraits of teens. The optimism and collaborative dynamics are decidedly more in tune with the director's early, commune-set "Together" than with his stark experimental work. Set in 1982 Stockholm and based on the autobiographical graphic novel "Never Goodnight" by Coco Moodysson, the filmmaker's wife, the perfectly cast comedy follows the exuberant thrashings of a DIY band. On a...