MPA Rating: 1 hr 31 mins
Director: Emma Seligman
Starring: Rachel Sennott, Ayo Edebiri, Ruby Cruz
Runtime: 1 hr 31 mins
What It Is: PJ (Sennott) and Josie (Edebiri) are two rather unpopular queer high school students. They’re entire school ecosystem revloves around a yearly football game against a bitter rival. Because of this the star quarterback Jeff is an actual God amongst men. When PJ and Josie try to create their own niche with a female fight club. With the help of their teacher Mr. G (Marshawn Lynch…wtf?) they’ll try to change the game at their school.
What We Think: Feminist and funny af. Emma Seligman does it again. Another wonderfully funny and unabashed film. She once again puts the ridiculously talented Rachel Sennott at the center of her film. This is one of Seligman’s best decisions. Can we also talk about Ayo Edebiri’s 2023? Besides her (presumed) excellent work in FX’s The Bear (I haven’t seen it…I KNOW) she awesome as Harriet Tubman in Clone High, Glory in Spider-Man:Across the Spiderverse, Janet in the lovely Theater Camp, and OF COURSE her role as April O’Neil in the incredible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. She’s killing it and showing how talented she is. Her comedic timing coupled with Seligman and Sennott’s incredibly good script make for such an enjoyable experience.
Our Grade: A, This is a HIGH recommend from me. It does the ONE thing a lot of comedies in 2023 failed to…it made me laugh. This film is hilarious and doesn’t take itself too seriously. When it does have something to say, which is often does, it’s satire hits with sledgehammer damage. I don’t know what I was expecting but what I got was a highly entertaining romp of a comedy that is a strong contender for years funniest in a packed year.