This week on End Credits, love is in the air. It doesn’t sound like a romantic comedy of any sort, but we will be reviewing The Worst Person in the World, which is about as unconventional as conventions get in the realm of romantic comedies. Along similar lines, we will also be talking about some of our favourite unconventional romantic comedies.
This Wednesday, May 11, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:
Un-Con-Rom-Coms. This week’s pick fits comfortably in the sub-subgenre of unconventional romantic comedies, meaning movies that are funny, and are about romance, but don’t fit well in the basic set-up of a couple meets, they fall in love, they encounter some kind of barrier that keeps them apart, and then they overcome it in the end. Real-life isn’t so simple, and neither are the movies we choose for our un-con-rom-com picks.
REVIEW: The Worst Person in the World (2021). The final part of Joachim Trier’s Oslo Trilogy got a lot of interest from critics and award shows earlier this year, but is it well earned? In the film, we follow Julie (Renate Reinsve), a twenty-something single woman who suffers the slings and arrows of two relationships with two very different men while she struggles to figure herself out. Told in 12 different chapters, plus a prologue and an epilogue, is The Worst Person in the World a story of millennial angst, or is it a story of brazen selfishness? Does it matter?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.
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