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STREAMING REVIEW: You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah

The lighthearted, Netflix original, teenage comedy “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” allows Adam Sandler to showcase his wife and daughters in a fun film that hopefully reminds middle school girls that young crushes should never interfere with BFF relationships.

The plot is primarily about two young girls who have been dreaming their whole lives about what their perfect bat mitzvah would look like. The girls, Stacy (played by Sunny Sandler) and Lydia (played by Samantha Lorraine), are the not so popular girls in their middle school. They truly believe that the success of their bat mitzvahs will be the scale by which the rest of their lives will be measured.

Up until middle school, these besties have planned all of their birthday parties, and other important events, around each other. Unfortunately, their friendship is tested when Lydia falls for, and kisses, Stacy’s longtime crush, Andy (Dylan Hoffman). Lydia’s ability to attract the Hebrew school heartthrob wins her popularity points with the cool kids at school, which causes even more tension between her and Stacy.

The roller coaster ride of 13-year-old-girl emotions goes into overdrive, and the friend drama heats up.  Even with all the controversy and broken friendships, the bat mitzvahs must go on, but this time the girls are not there to help and support each other through the planning. After days of avoiding each other, and lots of hurt feelings, Stacy hopes to reconcile with Lydia at Lydia’s bat mitzvah.

Shortly into the opening of the ceremony a complete humiliating disaster ensues, and Lydia believes her reputation is forever destroyed. When it seems like all hope was lost for any reconciliation, Stacy has an epic, and extremely unselfish, idea that ultimately saves the friendship. This cute and quirky film is a must see for those in need of a good laugh, and a reminder of what life was like at 13 when you believed every decision you made in middle school was the most important decision of your life. 

by Olivia Hennis       

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