Lea Thompson directs her real life daughters in this zany funny and truly funny tale of a dysfunctional girl who dates one creep after another in her quest for the right ending. The sisters Madelyn (who wrote the script) and Zoey Deutch are terrific. Madelyn plays the lead Izzy (Dizzy?) Zoey plays her younger sister, a very successful actress with a super boyfriend. Mom, Lea Thompson, has found an ethereal yoga bean sprout vegan health Caligirl for a girlfriend, and they are comic relief from the plot line.
I liked Izzy right away, she is honestly disarming as Ellen Page was in Juno. She is as offbeat as Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird, and she just bounces from one flawed guy after another. But the real juice in the movie comes from the relationship of the sisters and in the end, their relationship with mom. Its a fun ride and it says a lot. You don’t have to believe all of it, but that is not the point, it is enjoyable.