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  • 2019
  • Olivia Wilde
  • 97 mins
  • 15
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This razor-sharp high-school comedy, the directorial debut of actor Olivia Wilde, sparkles with wit and quotable dialogue straight from a top drawer that might also contain Heathers or Juno. Best friends Molly and Amy, played respectively by Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) and Kaitlyn Dever (TV's Justified) are straight-A students who've worked hard to get into the top colleges of their choice, but the good girls want to go bad and take a walk on the wild side. Thus, the scene is set for one first night of hilarious partying hard before graduation. The two leads are perfectly matched, volleying one-liners back and forth with believable chemistry, their comic timing the envy of actors twice their age. Working from a dream of a screenplay (a collaboration between four women writers), Wilde stylishly depicts the essence of female teenage life, with artistic visual flourishes and a killer soundtrack.

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Credits

Cast

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AmyKaitlyn Dever
MollyBeanie Feldstein
Ms FineJessica Williams
Principal BrownJason Sudeikis
Charmaine (Amy's mom)Lisa Kudrow
Doug (Amy's dad)Will Forte
JaredSkyler Gisondo
Triple AMolly Gordon
GigiBillie Lourd

Crew

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DirectorOlivia Wilde

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment One
Released on
2019-05-27
Language
English
Guidance
Swearing, drug abuse
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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