And, in its own bizarre way, it works. Elliott throws a party and all hell breaks loose. For reasons that will likely never be known or understood and probably involve an acid trip , someone decided to merge these two genres. I've watched it three times, and I suspect I'll give in and watch it again. Finally, a secret is revealed that changes everything. Elliott and Jessie have a falling out; Elliott is consoled by Maxine, while Jessie crushes on new girl Tyler.
Two hours is hefty and 20 minutes could have been cut out. But it's their creative decision and maybe I don't especially like it, but I'll give them credit for taking the risk. I'm sure many others will too. Overall - I hate myself for how much I love this movie.
The characters are colorful and horribly flawed human beings, and it shows in the most awkward and endearing moments of the film. A crisis leads to a cosmic coincidence that could change Susan forever. Zoe has problems of her own: her ex-girlfriend comes back into her life just as she's beginning to build a relationship with Maxine. Jessie realizes she has to make some tough decisions about her love life. From that point of view the jokes are good bad jokes, meaning they're good at recreating teenage angst-y jokes that today would be very dated.
From problematic ex girlfriends to new relationships, old friendships, long nights of partying, one-night stands and more, these girls lead exciting and drama-filled lives. All leading to a shocking ending that changes everything. The Story - Perhaps it's a little too over dramatic and self indulgent for its own good, but maybe that's the point. The Writing - At first I thought the jokes were horrible. Then I began noticing references to Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Breakfast Club. We join these girls as they date, fight, hook up, and live their lives, with funny, provocative and controversial storylines.
These four lesbians break the conventional rules and take on the world the way they want, and their stories end up intertwined and the drama unfolds. Closed captions are a must, especially for all the little jokes and quick asides. The lighting is interesting, with pinks and purples that are reminiscent of the decade. Meet four lesbian who break all the rules and live life as they define it. Evan is unhappily forgotten in the mix. Then I figured out that the humor was meant to be reminiscent of that era.
There are so many reasons not to like this. The vibrant series shows an honest portrayal of young lesbian culture today, joining the narcissist Evan Tucky Williams , the femme fatale Maxine Katie Stewart , the strong and young Jessie Joe Elswick , the aggressive Trista Roni Jonah , and their family and friends Susan, Elliott, Tyler, Zoe and Thomas. You may not understand their decisions or why they choose to bring so much drama down on themselves, but you'll at least relate to it in one way or another. Jessie comes out to Susan, who doesn't take it well. It takes a little getting used to, and I wonder if the film would have been better if they had shot it like any other movie. Some of the scenes could have been shorter, especially the ones with Bridget and Dov talking.
. It's just the same sex. The Bad - It was very hard to hear the dialog at times. Tyler and Trista show their true colors. Along with Elliott, Jessie's transman best friend and Jessie's mom Susan, their stories entwine and the dram unfolds.
Ryan is a beautiful, quirky neurotic and is the funniest character. . . .