Director: Olivia Wilde
Year Released: 2019
Two smarty-pants friends, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), after years of avoiding socializing with their high school classmates, make a decision to attend a huge party in order to try to hook up with their crushes, but instead get side-tracked and one of them gets hurled into the pokey. It makes no mystery that it's more or less a gender-swapped Superbad - Feldstein is Jonah Hill's sister - but it's still a good deal of fun for at least 2/3 of it, as the ladies have to navigate through all sorts of weirdness - eating drug-laced strawberries, running across a serial killer (Michael Patrick O'Brien), taking a Lyft ride from their Principal (Jason Sudeikis, Wilde's husband), ending up at a murder mystery gathering (oh you drama kids) - before the movie feels inorganically 'wrapped up': Amy has a failed hook-up with a snippy classmate (how do you not know how to ... never mind) and the ladies make it just a little late to graduation (there's also a strain to appear 'hip' which plagues a lot of new releases). The supporting cast is very interesting, but it's Billie Lourd (the daughter of Carrie Fisher, granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds) who's a real stand-out as the Louise Brooks-ish Gigi: it's in the blood.