I slept through at least six of the ten canoes. The beanbags at the Hospital Club have a lot to answer for.
This went straight into my 2019 Top Ten. It basically has everything going for it - it’s funny, sweet, moving, inventively directed and sharply edited. Pretty much the perfect 2019 teen movie and an assured, confident directorial debut from Olivia Wilde. The two leads are both terrific, with Kaitlyn Dever something of a revelation.
Without spoilers, two smaller things really stuck out for me - first, the efficient editing choices, which reminded me of some of the things Greta Gerwig was doing in Lady Bird; and second, the film’s touching generosity towards its supporting characters.
Anyway, don’t miss this. It’s bloody lovely.