If you grew up loving Clueless, Mean Girls and 10 Things I Hate About You, then this movie will feel quite nostalgic with the wardrobe, the plot and the ultimate plan to get revenge on those who’ve wronged you. It’s not the typical Alpha Female, fallen-from-grace high school movie that you may be expecting. When the film begins, Drea (Camila Mendez) is at the heights of her popularity and stardom. By the time she meets a new friend Eleanor (Maya Hawke), her world is completely turned over. We all want to get even, but none of us, not even the Burn Book back in Mean Girls, go as far as expelling and institutionalizing students.
Drea has a scholarship to the prestigious Rosehill Country Day School and is preparing her way to Harvard. That dream is shattered, however, when her boyfriend decides to leak an intimate video of her. Drugs, rumors, rehab, betrayal and hookups ensue in the following chaos.
Drea and Eleanor team up and make their plan to take down their abusers––an ex-boyfriend and an ex-friend. Any restraint is gone when Drea finds out that she won’t be accepted to Harvard because her grades have dropped. The plan is sped up, and it becomes even more personal to take her abusers down.
What happens when you don’t remember which rumors you started, though? Does a nose job really make someone look that different? This film truly teaches you to “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” By the end of the film, we have common enemies to defeat: toxic masculinity and misogyny.
By Khadejra Golding, Reporter