Helsinki is for lovers! A middle-aged couple on the verge of a breakup decide to open up their relationship and enter the complex world of polyamory. What follows is a fascinating balance of hilarious, touching, and all too human feelings.
These days, polyamory seems to be associated almost exclusively with the alternative lifestyle mindset of Gen Z. But maybe some of us who’ve already been around the block and tried out a thing or two also find the standard couple set-up pretty limiting for the ways we feel and desire. Juulia is a successful member of parliament with a seemingly perfect marriage to priest husband Matias. But when Juulia finds out Matias has had a year-long affair with a woman named Enni, she collapses. To save her marriage, Juulia invites Enni to be a part of their lives, and they start a polyamorous relationship. When Juulia explores the new rules, she falls in love with young Miska, who seems to be the most mature of the quartet. There is a lot of love in their relationship, but no matter how hard they try, challenges seem to remain. Four Little Adults is a touching and humane portrait of grown-ups with growing pains.