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Iceland Is Best

2020 1h 31m Comedy Drama Romance List
Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Seventeen-year-old Sigga is Icelandic and wants to live in California. No one else agrees, and they'll try anything to stop her. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Phuong Le Guardian The old adage declares that the journey is more important than the destination, but in this case, both of them are pretty boring. Rated: 2/5 Sep 6, 2021 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall With a gentle sense of whimsy, this British-made Icelandic comedy meanders through a variety of themes as it explores friendship, ambition, romance and self-discovery. Rated: 3/5 Sep 16, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Shock Therapy R This seemed more like a musical artist's album release set to a high school melodrama on a really cool cinematic set. Other than the 32 FB votes from Icelanders, which was probably from Iceland 🇮🇸 H.S., and the people that had bought the musical artist's album online (it was good!), this movie will fare better as the age recedes to 0. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/27/22 Full Review Audience Member Interesting film about a beautiful 17 year old girl from an Icelandic village who decides she must come to California. Having had an Icelandic Great Grandmother who lived in a similar area hop on her horse and ride to Reykjavik in the 19th century I could see how this 21st century film picks up on the theme of brave Icelandic women determined to fulfill their destiny. There is much more here though as Sigga is also determined to become a poet and is accompanied on here journey by a group of faithful friends and a magical canoe named "Topanga." Appropriately, Judd Nelson of "The Breakfast Club" plays the role of a poetry teacher who helps this quirky ensemble of young people along the way. However, there is danger in the big city of Reykjavik in the form of an unprincipled suitor and a drug culture which has already destroyed the idealistic dreams of many. Yet, through her adventures and sufferings, Sigga begins to see the true nature of life and is finally able to become a poet. Being a writer and publisher of Icelandic stories myself I loved the film and felt it was a perfect blend of the traditional Icelandic cultural theme of a determined woman meeting the rather complicated and confused modern world and proving, with the help of some quirky friends and a magical canoe, every bit ready for the task! I highly recommend it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Seventeen-year-old Sigga is Icelandic and wants to live in California. No one else agrees, and they'll try anything to stop her.
Director
Max Newsom
Producer
Tim Kaza, Will Randall-Coath, Dankuro Shinma
Screenwriter
Max Newsom
Production Co
Trigger Films, No Reservations Entertainment
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Original Language
English (United Kingdom)
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 22, 2020
Runtime
1h 31m
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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