Collectivism by Joanna Coates, UK 2014
In a secluded house in the countryside four 20-somethings have decided to shred the norm and societal pressure and live a life of no-nonsense art, friendship and pansexual relations. Their lifestyle gets a bit of a dink upon the arrival of a fifth person, one of the two girl's ex.
Marketed as a sort of spiritual successor of Moodysson's 'Together', 'Hide and seek' promises more than it delivers. It's very feel-good and some of the scenes are highly entertaining, funny, dramatic or just plain cosy. Sometimes it drags you in and makes you wish you could be there, to see what it's really like. However, there is a certain lack of conflict that would have spiced things up and made for a more entertaining story. Sunshine and lollipops can only take a film's enjoyment value so far.
Bechdel test: Pass
3 speed dates if 6