Where to watch it: Hulu
Erica is a seventeen-year-old high school student that is very content with the life she has lives with her single mother. She enjoys giving blow jobs and blackmailing men for financial gain. She keeps a sketchbook full of penises to document her encounters and she spends most of her free time at the bowling alley with her friends.
Her peaceful life is disturbed when her mother’s boyfriend moves in and his son, Luke, returns from rehab. She agrees to play nice but is bewildered to find that Luke is not what she expected. He is a “big boy” that smells nice. He struggles with anxiety, an eating disorder, and history of drug use. Just not the type she expected- appetite suppressants. Erica strives to connect with Luke and discovers that a teacher abused him when he was a child. She comes up with a plan to trap the teacher in a sex scandal. The plan goes terribly wrong, and the teacher ends up dead. Erica and Luke feel they have no alternative, so they run away to Mexico. At the end of their road trip, Luke professes his love for Erica, and she is ecstatic. They have sex on the desert ground as they cops catch up to them. Ultimately, Luke is arrested, and Erica is put under house arrest but it’s worth it. They end up together and other people came forward to tell how they were also abused by the teacher. Erica declares Luke “a hero.”
Is it worth watching: I actually watched this movie twice trying to determine this very question? I realize that probably seems weird. Here’s the thing… this movie has a quirky endearing quality to it. So, while overall, no, it’s not a good movie, it does have something about it that makes it kind of heartwarming. I feel it will have an audience out there but if you’re not it, you will not appreciate this film. It’s well acted. You’ll likely recognize Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, and Adam Scott.