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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.

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