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ave’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
im writing this as adobe photoshop crashed for the bazillionth time and erased all my progrrss so i might be harsher than usual, but this oughtta be the worst movie i have ever ever ever seen ever. there are so many aspects about it that just make my insides curdle honestly but the most prominent is just the absolute toxic straightness of all of it. There was an attempt at making her be an independent female throughout but it was all to just make some stupid ass ugly bicycle seat white boy jealous and make him feel like he needed to protect her even more. BOOO! this movie is just a projection of a 12 year old wattpad author who has no idea how relationships or high school are. watching this almsot made me— and i stress ALMOST— feel like it was self aware and trying to be goofy, but it wasnt pushed enough to just be ridiculous. Also its a netflix movie so how self aware can it be. Going back to the vile amounts of harmful heterosexual tropes— the main character girl was supposed to “tame the beast” in Noah and suppress the violent straight male within and transform him into some darling boy confined by the ball and chain RULEBOOK this bitch prays over. i have had enough. I understand the “good girl likes bad boy” theme thats been trampled to death at this point, but they coulda at least been creative with the characters.
The only other females in this MOVIE were 3 mean girls (sound familiar? mean girls? like the movie mean girls? where there was 3 of them? three mean girls? 3?) and some random girl who kissed the nerdy boy best friend which SUDDENLY blossomed into some special strong relatjonship. It was like Ohhhh the sexy girl he has a crush on is a JERK who saw it coming. Oh... whos this unsuspected drop dead gorgeous girl who is somehow a nobody? here she comes to kiss him!
BLEH EWWW EW EWWW this whole movie just made me sick inside. Also what exactly was the plot? Girl likes boy but boy is off limits but they do anyways. cooool who woulda saw that one coming.
also hate to be like this but the only black guy in the film had to be the one to go YO SHE IS FIIIINE like yeah LOL okay... incheresting *pushes my glasses up on my nose*
the concept that Shelby or whatever her name is “got hot” over the summer (which she says “it happens to everyone” no the hell it DONT) ....... i aint got nothin to say i just thought it was ridiculous. also screw off for including the line “is my butt too big?” we are a WESTERN society and its an AMERICAN film and the general preferred body type is big boobs and a big butt so please please please SIT DOWN. this is just like hannah baker noooo my ass is sooo fat imma kill myself
imma wrap this up by dippin my fingers back into the straight sauce and mentioning how they just have sex on the side of a mountain under the hollywood sign like ... what
thank you for reading please tear it apart further if you please