By Mark Graham
After winning raves at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including a richly deserved Best Actress win for Renate Reinsve, the hotshot indie distributor NEON picked up The Worst Person In The World and started prepping its US release strategy. The Delta variant, and then the Omicron variant, took the wind out of this arthouse movie’s box office sails — it grossed just over $3MM domestically during its time in theaters — but NEON managed to pick up two Oscar nominations for this film (Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature). They weren’t able to secure a Best Actress nom for Reinsve, though (too busy pushing K-Stew for Spencer?), which is a shame because her performance here does CIRCLES around the clownshow pantomime that was Jessica Chastain’s Oscar-winning work as Tammy Faye Bakker. If you find yourself drawn to movies like Before Sunrise or Amelie, do yourself a favor and rent this wonderful, hilarious, and heartbreaking movie about an intelligent yet aimless millennial (Reinsve) making her way in the world today.
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Monica has a BA in Journalism and English from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in Journalism and Communications from Quinnipiac University. Monica has worked as a journalist for over 20 years covering all things entertainment. She has covered everything from San Diego Comic-Con, The SAG Awards, Academy Awards, and more. Monica has been published in Variety, Swagger Magazine, Emmy Magazine, CNN, AP, Hidden Remote, and more. For the past 10 years, she has added PR and marketing to her list of talents as the president of Prime Entertainment Publicity, LLC. Monica is ready for anything and is proudly obsessed with pop culture.