I’m almost embarrassed (though, really, kinda proud) to say I’ve seen this wonderful movie three times IN THE THEATER over the past month. Once by myself, once with my boss and his wife, and once (tonight) with my teenage son.
The pacing, the writing, the chemistry, the comedy is all top-notch. It’s a laugh-fest all the way, but it has extra emotional heft via the two main characters to make it (I think) the kind of movie you should be able to watch again and again for years to come.
Anyway, shout-out to director Olivia Wilde; writers Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Katie Silberman; and actors Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein; (oh, and sure, to Jason Sudeikis for playing along and being super silly).
I know they all regularly read this blog, so I’m sure they’re jumping for joy right now with this endorsement.
Special points for:
- The pool scene (the joy, the soundtrack, the heartbreak)
- The Cardi B joke
- The slow-mo realization that all the popular kids are ALSO going to great schools
- The inter-gender bathroom (??)
- The final scene and its emotional flip