Together (2000) from Tuna

Tillsammans (2000), or Together, is a Swedish production from Lukas Moodysson (Show Me Lies), and is considered a very good sophomore effort. It is a slice of life about a communal house full of socialists in the mid 70s. Rather than focus on a particular character, the film portrays everyone nearly equally, and has a wide variety of interesting characters to explore, from a "please everyone" sort of man, and his partner who has gotten him to agree to an open marriage, to his sister who leaves her alcoholic abuse husband and moves in with her two kids, to the lesbian who wants her ... you get the idea.


Jessica Liedberg as the lesbian shows her bush in a hilarious scene where they are having a communal meeting, and she is bottomless and airing herself because of a yeast infection. Anja Lundkvist shows breasts in three different scenes as the wife in the open marriage, and Lisa Lindgren is scene in a bra when Liedberg is convincing her to stop sharing her pits as a social statement.
available only on Region 2 DVD
The film is full of charm and wit, and the good and bad of the lifestyle is well balanced and represented in the film. It did very well on the festival circuit, winning several awards and nominations. I found the film a delightful, easy watch, with a very rich color palate, and a lot of human insight.

The Critics Vote

  • General consensus: two and three quarters stars. Ebert 3/4, Berardinelli 3/4, BBC 3/5, 3/5

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDB readers say 7.9/10


IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a B-

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