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Rahul’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
A fun, energetic, vibrant, and chaotic revenge story with a stellar cast and a jaw dropping twist. Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke have a great rapport and work extremely well in their respective roles as Drea and Eleanor. Throughout the movie, I found myself relating to the characters. The film is surprisingly enjoyable, relatable, and quotable. I did not expect it would turn out the way it did. Alas, my expectations were quickly subverted. The cherry on top is that most of the cast comes from a popular film or television franchise. Sarah Michelle Geller portrayed the Headmaster in the movie, but is widely known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Camila Mendes currently stars in Riverdale, while Maya Hawke appears in Stranger Things. Maia Reficco played a minor part in the movie, and also appears in Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. It was fun and unexpected to see Game of Thrones alum Sophie Turner pop up on the screen. Alisha Boe as Tara also appeared in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. And finally, Rish Shah portrayed Russ in the movie, but can be recognized as the actor who played Kamran in Ms. Marvel. These are only the actors I recognized whilst watching the movie, and I reckon that there a few more from popular films and television shows. Anyway, Do Revenge is a rompous and uplifting coming-of-age story elevated by ravishing performances from Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke. I loved the bubblegum aesthetic of the whole movie. The exuberant colors and youthful soundtrack gave the film a wholesome and comfy (pun intended) feeling. Some aspects of the movie hit me on an emotional level. The producers, writers, actors, and everyone involved in the making of this movie should receive all the praise and accolades that they can get. Do Revenge is one of the best teen movies of the past decade. It is fun, inventive, bold, elegant, stylish, and brimming with youthful energy. Plus, it includes a bunch of clever pop culture references, similar to Riverdale. I will probably be thinking and raving about this movie for weeks. Can’t wait to rewatch it.