Honor Society review

a sharp, surprisingly dark high school comedy

The Paramount Plus film about a high school girl singularly obsessed with getting into Harvard is an enjoyably fanged journey through senior year

Honor Society, a dark comedy about prestige-obsessed high school students

They’re the faces Honor Rose (the Spider-man movies’ Angourie Rice) sees on her wall as she undergoes her lengthy morning routine before senior year – white strips for her teeth

jade roll on her face, straightener on her blonde bob. The montage recalls the opening scene of Booksmart, another sharp film about overachieving teenage girls.

But whereas Booksmart’s ambitious protagonists sincerely worshipped RBG

It’s a surprising, deliciously delusional opener that underscores this deceptively cutting

Honor looks the part of the all-around good girl beloved by admissions committees

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