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The story is about two girls who spent their entire high school life studying and making the best grades so that they can get into the best colleges. On the day before graduation, after a scene in the bathroom, Molly realizes that she and Amy have probably missed out on an important part of high school life. They decide to go all out on their last night before graduation and have the experience they missed. What results is mostly hilarious as the two find themselves trying to find rides and finding themselves at different parties thrown by very different people in their high school class. There is one scene involving Barbies that had me laughing well after the two young ladies had moved on to their next adventure. I did not recognize any of the young actors, but they were all very good, especially the two leads. The screenplay is odd occasionally; for example, there is one storyline with the guidance counselor that I didn’t quite understand and that didn’t really add anything to the story. On the other hand, it cleverly handled all of the different cliques in high school (that actually felt less like “cliques” and more like groups orbiting around each other and tolerating each other’s idiosyncrasies). Thumbs up from me for a film that provides a fresh and very funny twist on the coming of age story. It is a film that probably won’t get seen much but is definitely worth streaming when it becomes available.

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