At the start of Boys State, there's a brief conversation that somehow manages to encapsulate everything about this movie.
"Boy's State is a little too... genderfied. I think we should go for, like, People's State."
"...There's Girl's State."
"Yeah, you know what. We should just do it, like, People's State."
"I'm just meming on you. Don't worry bro."
This is how teenagers talk. Or, specifically, this is how teenage boys talk. This conversation isn't a…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
You know what really sucks?
The realization that all your convictions and rationalizations are arbitrary. The idea that maybe, you only believe the things you believe because by happenstance, you had a bunch of experiences that led you there.
Of course I believe that all of my beliefs are perfectly rational. My aggressively agnostic approach to reality. My unshakable belief that we find the truth by doubting everything. I wallow in my own uncertainty, because I believe certainty is the…