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Kait’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
ever since the credits rolled I haven’t been able to stop saying “this is the best movie I’ve ever seen” and honestly? I could just end the review there! goodnight everybody thanks for coming to my page!
okay but actually. this was fucking....incredible? like, I read online and heard from some friends that it was SO good, but somehow it ended up being even better than I thought it would be. first of all. BILLIE FUCKING LOURD??? holy SHIT!! quite literally the best performance in this film, but honestly the acting from EVERYONE was phenomenal. plus the writing was fucking fantastic and like so uhh realistic? love it when characters in films actually talk like real human beings! thanks female screenwriters! I was laughing my fucking ass off the ENTIRE time, but when I wasn’t laughing....hoo boy! I must be drake circa 2018 cause bitch I was in my feelings!
NONE of you are allowed to make fun of me for this but I literally was on the verge of tears for the entirety of the sex scene between amy and hope lmao. I think it was just the fact that it was treated with such...respect I guess? like it was SO genuine and realistic and tender but at the same time not exploitative at ALL. not to sound corny but I can’t believe I was lucky enough to see something like that onscreen (whilst sitting next to my girlfriend too! gay rights!). even just in general amy being a lesbian was handled SO fucking well; it was just natural and established and never made into a big deal, but at the same time her romantic storyline was treated with importance—it was even given more significance and screentime than molly’s!!! and holy shit I know I’ve already written enough, but that scene immediately after amy sees ryan and nick kissing in the pool was SO fucking heart-wrenching and poignant because I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been there!!! finding out that the girl you’ve been crushing on is straight is SO uniquely devastating and I thought the way that amy reacted to it was just....wow, what a moment....I will never forget. a moment that is most relatable to me and my life!
but jesus, I just can’t get over how much I loved this. I love it when I see a movie for the first time and I walk away from it feeling so invigorated and inspired about writing my own films!!!! the fact that this was written and directed by WOMEN probably has a lot to do with that!!!!! cut to: me in a gay bar immediately after seeing this, vodka cran in one hand, physically incapable of shutting up about how “THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN ARE ALLOWED TO WRITE AND DIRECT OUR OWN FILMS!!!!!”