𝔬𝔩𝖎𝔳𝖎𝔞’s review published on Letterboxd:
welcome to the maxipad.
i know this is meant to represent the youth experience but THE WAY lelaina is LITERALLY me and the way troy is the type of prick i fall for. someone take away the microphone because i am about to preach
anyway, i was happy to see this put on netflix as it's on my watchlist for my diss. for anyone who is interested, ben stiller was 29 when he directed and featured in this movie, which was seen as a potential turning point in cinema because no one that young really directed films about youth representation before. so it started this evolution of the youth population taking control of their own image. we love to see it even tho if a 29 year old is the youngest they can get to make a film about the teen/young adult experience then youth really did need to take control of their own representation