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By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Raunchy tale of female friendship; sex, drink, and drugs.

Movie NR 2019 109 minutes
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Adapted from Emma Jane Unsworth's novel of the same name, this dark comedy is a touching, funny and unflinching portrayal of female friendship. There are strong nods to the likes of Broad City and Fleabag in Animals. Transporting the story from Manchester to Dublin, with it's history of literature -- and nightlife -- works perfectly for director Sophie Hyde's richly drawn, almost dreamlike cityscape that's light with rebellious idealism, yet heavy with gritty reality. Grainger's Laura is a revelation, while Dublin's bohemian corners is a fitting home for Shawcat's troubled Tyler.

Though occasionally a little try-hard, the script is sharp and witty, and reflects the shorthand developed between the close friends beautifully. The chemistry between the two is infectious and, despite the often grim reality of their lifestyles, the movie avoids labeling or judging too harshly. These complex characters are given a compassionate space to be themselves -- raw, honest, yet still inherently lovable.

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