Olivia Wilde sticks the landing.
The actress turned first-time director succeeds where so many of her contemporaries fail – by finding a perfect capper.
Without spoiling things, the final scene of this coming-of-age tale, told through the eyes of a pair of whip-smart, somewhat socially awkward young women, perfectly crystallizes why their friendship is so important.
The high achievers played by Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever have survived a wild night of shenanigans, but it’s their years of shared dreams and disappointments, which matters most.
Wilde realizes this, ending not with a big bang, but instead a moment of quiet grace.