b4bobby_35’s review published on Letterboxd:
I don't remember the last movie that made me cringe and roll my eyes more than this film. I understand that this is a feminist film and I have nothing wrong with that, but when you keep shoving down our throats on how every guy is bad and takes aim at a certain demographic then your doing feminism in all the wrong ways. The way the film handles highschool is something out of a cartoon. Here is a list of how the students and the people are portrayed in the film:
-The principal is a literal idiot who doesn't take someone getting bullied serious (her excuse is that there would be more paperwork)
-There is, of course, a highschool jock who is a straight up douche and if he actually acted like that in today's time, nobody would like him nor cheer for him.
-A dude literally takes his shirt off and gets no consequences (YOU WOULD GET DETENTION FOR DOING THAT)
-The same dude slaps a girl's butt during a pep ralley where teachers are at and doesn't get in trouble
-There is a list that every student is attached to that attacks them/best describes them and when the principal is shown the list she ignores it
The way highschool and the students are portrayed are all wrong and when your making a film that is taking a serious subject (which is feminism in this case) then don't make everything around it fake. Just watch Booksmart because even though it had that cartoonish highschool setting, it stuck with that throughout the whole film while tackling great themes.