DO REVENGE is MEAN GIRLS meets STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, but with plenty of choice 90s needle drops. After a humiliating sex tape is leaked to her prep school, former queen bee Drea Torres (Camila Mendes) makes a deal with outsider new kid Eleanor Levetan (Maya Hawke) for them to exact each other’s revenge against the people who wronged them. We’re definitely going to need to add “bitchasaurus rex” to common parlance, for the good of the species, and Sophie Turner’s sweary meltdown scene deserves to be hung in a gallery. Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s stylish and witty film hits most of the expected teen movie beats for sure, but usually with tongue firmly in cheek, plus it has more than a few big surprises in store in the constantly wrong-footing final act. SSP
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