Do Revenge Movie Review

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Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, who co-wrote the screenplay with Celeste Ballard, directs Do Revenge, a 2022 American adolescent comedy film. Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke, Austin Abrams, Rish Shah, and Sarah Michelle Gellar feature in it. Strangers on a Train of 1951, by Alfred Hitchcock, served as a loose inspiration for the picture. On September 16, 2022, it was released on Netflix.

A dark comedy movie that depicts a revenge tale between two high school girls. Both have been made fun of by their classmates and friends. In order to assist each other in exact revenge on their individual bullies, they, therefore, agreed to work together.

Cast and Characters of Do Revenge

  • Drea Torres is portrayed by Camila Mendes.

One of the key characters in this movie, Drea Torres, was tricked by her lover, who published her sex tape. She then made the decision to team up with Eleanor in order to get revenge on him.

Camila Carraro Mendes, who was born on 29 June 1994 is an American actress and singer.  She made her acting debut as Veronica Lodge on the adolescent drama Riverdale from 2017 to the present, which aired on The CW. She played Morgan Cruise in the romantic comedy The New Romantic of 2018, she also appeared in the highly acclaimed Hulu sci-fi comedy Palm Springs, the Netflix original comedies Dangerous Lies of 2020, and The Perfect Date of 2020.

Camila Mendes as Drea Torres
  • Eleanor Levetan played by Maya Hawke

Eleanor, a recent transfer student, and Drea were drawn together by how similar their situations were. To exact retribution, the two females switched out their rivals in order to get their revenge.

Maya Ray Thurman Hawke is an American actress, model, and singer-songwriter who was born on July 8, 1998. After starting her career, Hawke made her acting debut as Jo March in the 2017 BBC production of Little Women. She has been in movies, including Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Human Capital, Mainstream (2020). But she is most recognized for her role as Robin Buckley in the science fiction Netflix series Stranger Things from 2019–present. 

Maya Hawke as Eleanor Levetan
  • Max portrayed by Austin Abrams

Although Max, Drea’s boyfriend, published her sex tape without any concrete evidence, he did not receive the just punishment. After that, he treated her like a stranger and disregarded her, which infuriated Drea greatly.

American actor Austin Noah Abrams was born on September 2, 1996. His most well-known roles are Dash in Dash & Lily of 2020, Ethan Lewis in Euphoria since 2020, and Ron Anderson in The Walking Dead’s fifth and sixth seasons from 2015 to 2016.  In addition, he made appearances in the films Paper Towns of 2015, Chemical Hearts (2019), Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in 2019.

Austin Abrams as Max

Do Revenge Plot and storyline

It begins with Drea, a well-liked high school student from Miami, Florida’s Rosehill Country Day High School. She had a boyfriend and friends all around her, and she was going to parties and had been doing all the teenage activities. All was well up until her lover Max revealed her nude videos, which erased all of her accomplishments. Drea intends to seek revenge in some manner because the act crushed her heart.

Then, a transfer student at Rosehill High had a circumstance somewhat similar to Drea’s. Where she was outcasted by everyone based on a rumor spread by one of her classmates. So when both of the protagonists ran into one another, they made the decision to work together to exact their individual retaliations.

Eleanor gradually assimilates into the popular group after receiving a makeover from Drea in an effort to expose Max. Max and his buddies are immediately drawn to Eleanor, and they invite her to a homecoming pool party. While briefly hanging out with Max, Eleanor learns that he is having an affair with Drea’s former competitor Allegra instead of his current lover Tara.

Eleanor, after her makeover by Drea

The two utilize the drugs discovered in the greenhouse to drug their classmates in preparation for stealing Max’s phone to obtain evidence of his wrongdoings at the school’s Senior Ring Ceremony, which Carissa is catering. Drea informs the school’s headmaster about the greenhouse in an anonymous way, ruining Carissa’s reputation and leading to her expulsion. The two discover collections of pictures and texts from Max while browsing through his communication with other girls.

Further details of the story

Eleanor starts to accept her new friends and fame, and she develops a romance with Max’s younger sister Gabbi. When Max and his pals surprise her on her birthday, Drea shows up and nearly ruins their entire plan of retaliation. Eleanor accuses Drea of lying about Max sharing her video.

As there isn’t any solid evidence, and the two quarrel and part ways. After hearing this, Eleanor and Gabbi split up. Drea starts to worry that Eleanor isn’t who she claims to be, so she asks Carissa at a treatment center for help. Eleanor is actually “Nosey” Nora Cutler, a girl Carissa and Drea knew at a summer camp they both attended as young children, Carissa confesses.

Drea and Eleanor enjoying themselves

Nora was made an outcast because of Drea’s public outing of her as a lesbian, an act Drea doesn’t even recall doing. In response to Drea’s attempt to approach Eleanor, Eleanor threatens to accuse Drea’s mother of drug usage if she does not reveal her previous acquaintances at the Admissions Party. Eleanor rear-ends Drea’s car as she tries to flee, placing Drea in the hospital. However, the event gives Drea the opportunity to fabricate a long-winded apology that wins her back her former pals.

Last Phase of the plot

At the Admissions Party, Drea introduces Eleanor to Max’s friends as “Nosey Nora”. But she quickly regrets it and apologizes to Eleanor for her earlier behavior. When Max learns of their plans to harm him, their reunion is halted. He admits to releasing Drea’s footage and making preparations to expose the two of them while being unaware that Eleanor is carrying a camera. Max’s confession was projected throughout the party by Eleanor and Drea, which turned the other students against him.

When Max is dismissed from Rosehill, Drea is given his spot at Yale. However, she declines and decides to look into her other alternatives. She forgoes graduating and drives out into the sunset with Eleanor. A post-credits scene has Drea apologizing to Russ and the two of them reconciling, Eleanor reconciling with Gabbi, and Max joining a support group.

Max joining a group

Do Revenge Movie Review 

The two young girls start off on their mission, making references to other adolescent films and clichés along the way. Today’s racial, sexual, social, and gender politics are addressed in the movie. The story, which is largely modeled after Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, is peppered with edgy plot lines.

Like Cruel Intentions crossed with 10 Things I Hate About You, with a dash of She’s All That thrown in. They have a great understanding of how jealousy destroys teen female relationships. The outrageous clothing was so much fun. The soundtrack had an excellent fusion of contemporary and 1990s music. It was adored by the fans that Sarah Michelle Gellar was casted in the role of the headmistress as a cameo.

Do Revenge kind of flows like a series in the last act. The viewers wonder how it would have worked as a six or eight-episode Netflix story. Twists pile up on top of one other in this part. But this film understands just what buttons to hit, and it does so frequently and forcefully.

It has a target demographic, so if you’re not in that group, you might not appreciate it. Although there were times when I rolled my eyes and thought it was headed in the wrong direction, it soon changed course and kept things entertaining. This film is a great option if you’re looking for a (somewhat) dark teen comedy.

Drea, before the incident with Max

I would give 7 out of 10 to this movie as it was wholesome for entertainment purposes but doesn’t really showcase the revenge phase as needed. It’s lighthearted and entertaining for a girls’ night out. Everyone puts on such an entertaining show! The rest of the ensemble did an outstanding job of building the world, and Camila Mendes truly delivered on carrying the film.

Don’t anticipate a masterpiece of cinema; instead, settle down with a glass of wine and some chocolate to see a lighthearted vengeance film. It has a fantastic cinematic style and offers a novel perspective on contemporary rom-com/revenge movies. But hey, “is do revenge is even correct grammar”!

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