Reprise (2006)

Erik and Phillip are trying to make it as writers. Erik is rejected by publishers as lacking in talent, while Phillip's manuscript is accepted and the young man becomes a major name on the Norwegian cultural scene practically overnight.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 3, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2008
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With Reprise, first-time director Joachim Trier effectively captures the spirit of young adulthood, and announces his arrival as a filmmaker to be watched.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

This story about two aspiring writers in their early 20s has the fearlessness and vivacity of a first novel, and its playful approach to chronology and voice-over narration serves to amplify its themes instead of coming off as a show-off trick.

Tom Long
Detroit News

The jagged energy of this film's opening and closing moments leave you wondering where it might have gone and what it might have been.

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Emanuel Levy

Stylistically bold, impressive feature debut about creative youth

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Reprise is not just about engaging with or surviving through the creative instinct. It is that instinct.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The word 'Reprise' may mean recurrence, but Trier's fleet, joyously intellectual film comes at us like anything but a retread.

Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Reprise alternately shows punk energy, library hush and comic anxiety. And despite ominous portents, the ending is cockeyed optimistic.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

If you are young, male and dream of making a name for yourself in the arts, Reprise is about the joys and sufferings of that quest: It is a Jules and Jim for the punk-rock generation.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Drawing inspiration from the young-artists-in-angst tales of Godard, Truffaut and the French new wave, Joachim Trier's Reprise is both a charming homage and a vibrant work in its own right.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Trier is having more fun in the editing room than his story requires and he'd be well advised to spend more time in the deeper development and dramatic elements of his characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
In his first film, Trier comes up as a promising director, using a stylish approach to tell this refreshing drama about the literary youth - a solid film that… More
William Dunmyer
[size=3]During the first third of "Reprise," a new film from Norway, I thought I was watching a masterpiece. During the second half, I felt I was… More
Sam Barnett
A beautiful, poignant gem from Norway that is at once a loving tribute to the French New Wave and a wholly original story that riffs on familiar themes of… More
Glenn Gaylord
A revelation. Wonderfully complex and emotional. A beautiful, elliptical film about friendship, competition, and fate. Highly recommended, although for the… More
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=DarkRed]This very New Wave-styled Norwegian film manages to be thoughtful and intelligent, stylish without being vapid, touching, and it… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Reprise" starts at a mailbox where Phillip(Anders Danielsen Lie) and Erik(Espen Klouman-Hoiner), lifelong pals, are about to… More