One night Dani (Florence Pugh) is sitting by her computer worried about her sister's well-being, she calls her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) a boyfriend who is too afraid to end his long-term relationship, later Dani receiving a horrific call at her entire family, including her parents and sister are dead. Realizing she has no one left in her life she must stay in her rocky and unstable relationship. On the other hand, Christian and his college friends planned a trip to Sweden with their friend who is a native and wants to take them to the Midsommar festival. Dani is made aware of her boyfriend's trip at a party, when they return home the conversation turns sour and given the circumstances Christian feels obligated to invite Dani both unaware of the events about to unfold.
Midsommar is about Dani grieving her relationship with Christian. While rewatching the film and knowing the final scene, I was able to follow Dani’s stages of grief throughout the film. There is a sequence where Christian states that he is going to a party and says Dani does not have to come if she does not feel up to it. Dani denies she is feeling unwell and proceeds to go to the party. The following two scenes show Dani and Christian at the party, then arguing about his trip to Sweden. Once they return home Dani begins to get angry at Christian and when she feels him pulling away she begins to bargain so he will stay. Throughout the whole trip in Sweden Dani is Depressed and feels guilty for asking Christian to go home because she is afraid. It comes to a breaking point when she catches Christian cheating on her with one of the women in the cult. The final sequence, as Dani watches Christian burst into flames, she smiles. This is her full acceptance of her pain and loss.