There is nothing better than relaxing and losing yourself in a good teen movie. from netflix get revenge follows the expected tropes, while also providing the genre with a much-needed fresh perspective. Watch out for spoilers ahead.
The stars of the film are part of some of the most popular teen series and include Strange things’ mayahawke, Riverdaleby Camilla Mendes, Euphoriaby Austin Abrams, and 13 reasons why actress Alisha Boe. The film also introduces the ultimate teen queen, Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Drea (played by Mendes) has achieved peak popularity at her posh private high school, even rising through the ranks due to the fact that she’s a scholarship student there. Surrounded super rich kids with nothing but fake friendsDrea has her priorities straight: she’s got her clique, her popular boyfriend Max (Abrams), an article in the school paper, and her eyes on Yale. She has it all. But you can only ascend so far without someone cutting you off.
Drea’s utopian life goes up in flames after her boyfriend leaks her sex tape, but he claims to be the victim of a hack. Enraged at her lies, Drea punches Max in her face, questioning her scholarship and making her trip to Yale a little bumpier.
Starting a new school year with no friends, Drea meets new girl Eleanor (Hawke). Beginning to bond, Eleanor confides in Drea that she is bitter about her transfer, because a childhood stalker, Carissa, exposed her and started a terrible rumor. about her at summer camp when they were 13, he’s also her student at her new school.
The two forge a secret pact to get revenge on each other’s tormentors, and Regina George-level intrigue ensues. According to the synopsis of the streamer, the film can be described as a “subverted dark comedy in the style of Hitchcock, which features the most terrifying protagonists of all: teenage girls.”
The film also pays homage to the iconic teen movies that came before it, with Easter eggs ranging from delightfully obvious to more subtle nods.
Drea’s paint fight with her crush Russ (Rish Shah) is reminiscent of the paintball kiss in 10 things i hate about youor the therapeutic balloon painting scene in princess diaries.
When Eleanor arrives at Rosehill, she meets Gabbi, who offers her a tour of the school’s cliques, just like Cher did in cluelessand Damian and Janis did it in Bad Girls. “As a disciple of ’90s teen movies, I’d be offended if I didn’t get one,” Eleanor joked.
Drea’s original clique represents their solidarity through pastel metallic bomber jackets and then presents Eleanor with her own, reminiscent of the pink jackets of the “Pink Ladies” in Fat.
With cult favorites like heathers, Jawbreaker, Cruel Intentions, Clueless, John Tucker Must Die, Bad Girlsand more integrated throughout the film, Robinson said vanity fair“If you put all those things in a boiling pot and create a soup, I hope get revenge would come out of the soup.” She continued, “I wanted to make a cheesy popcorn movie that didn’t live in reality. get revenge it is a world unto itself.”
John Tucker must die actress Sophia Bush raved about the movie on Instagram. “I saw this movie on Saturday night and I loved it so much that I have not stopped thinking and smiling about it,” she wrote.
“Everything I loved about teen dramas and comedies from the 90s and 2000s is here. But fashion is better. And music!? All Big Brooke Davis Energy and John Tucker must die the ladies team is here but the girls are more complex and their outfits are cool because this movie had #womenincharge. All that my teenage baby heart raced in cruel intentions Y 10 things i hate about you Y AWAKE!? Everything is full of Easter eggs here. the breakfast club vibes, updated!? I BLOOD. This movie is an homage and it’s the future and it’s camp and it’s so painfully honest about what’s hard and hilarious about how we try to fix it.”