Review: The Worst Person in the World is a sweet romantic comedy/drama

By Jane Freebury
Updated December 26 2021 - 8:35am, first published December 25 2021 - 6:30pm

The Worst Person in the World. MA15+, 128 minutes. Four stars

"The worst person in the world" is not as bad as it sounds, just a gently ironic and self-deprecating reference to an expression apparently common in Scandinavia for admitting you could "do better". Joachim Trier, the filmmaker who has made this sweet millennial romantic comedy/drama, has been explaining away in interviews that he has made a rom-com for people who keep away from them. The title is his way of saying, "Come on in."