I don't expect much from Netflix teen movies these days, but this one exceeded my expectations. It has a target audience, so if you're outside of that, you might not love it, but it was a lot more enjoyable and had more surprises plot-wise than I expected. Plus some fun homages to 90s/2000s teen movies. Definitely a notch above a lot of other Netflix movies. There were moments I rolled my eyes and THOUGHT it was going someplace stupid, but then it went in a new direction that kept things interesting. If you're in the mood for a (slightly) dark teen comedy then this movie is a very solid choice.
Drea is at the peak of her high school powers when her entire life goes up in flames after her sex tape gets leaked to the whole school, seemingly by her boyfriend and king of the school, Max. Eleanor is an awkward new transfer student who is angered to find out that she now has to go to school with her old bully, Carissa who started a nasty rumor about her in summer camp when they were 13. After a clandestine run-in at tennis camp, Drea and Eleanor form an unlikely and secret friendship to get revenge on each other's tormentors.
September 16, 2022 at 12:31 PM
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fun teen movie
Great homage to 90's teen movies
We loved this. Like Clueless meets Cruel Intentions with some 10 Things I Hate About You and She's All That rolled in. They get backstabbing sabotaging teenaged girl relationships very right. All the crazy outfits were so much fun. The soundtrack was full of a great mix of modern music and 90's music. I loved that they included Sarah Michelle Gellar as the headmaster. Sophie Turner has a fun small part. I wasn't familiar with the younger actors, but I thought they all did a great job, no duds in this cast. I would definitely watch this again and I'd recommend it as a good time to anyone who has 90's teen nostalgia!
It's all about La Maya
While millions of viewers worldwide were enjoying Netflix' top property STRANGER THINGS for the content, the movers and shakers in Hollywood were watching something else entirely. They were watching Maya Hawke, daughter of "La Uma" (Uma Thurman), demonstrating a mastery of comic timing and deadpan humor far beyond her years. This film is the result of that observation, a throwback to teen comedies of decades past, with "La Maya" getting a chance to strut her stuff. So how did she do? Pretty good overall. Maya held her own throughout, keeping in mind she got no help at all from a script so soggy it made MEAN GIRLS look like Oscar material. The trope where one student embarrasses another by making a public announcement was done to death. Austin Abrams was seriously miscast as Max; by the time the overlong 2 hour runtime is over, every viewer will have come up with at least three actors who could have done the role better. And the STRANGERS ON A TRAIN plot twist just added gravitas to a film that already had gravitas to spare. The future? More Maya. And better writing please. ((Designated "IMDb Top Reviewer." Please check out my list "167 Nearly-Perfect Movies (with the occasional Anime or TV miniseries) you can/should see again and again (1932 to the present))
Virtue signaling the movie
2BobTorres88: It doesn't, it's actually very good. Almost as good as the best teen movies from the '80s and the '90s. And you're wrong about it being for teenage girls, it's for everyone who enjoys good teen cinema.
One of the best teen movies of the recent time.
hard pass after looking at the tags
Teens = Noisy. Keep Rolling...
Kudos to the YTS team member that's uploading these kinds of movies with subtitles already included in the files, I salute you!
Really liked. Maya Hawk resembles her mom a lot
It looks bad, but its also EXACTLY what teenage girls WANT TO SEE! I dont make the rules.