Banana Split

critic Reviews

91% Fresh Tomatometer Score91%
  • Banana Split serves up a sweet comedic dish that serves as a delightful calling card for co-writer and star Hannah Marks.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It is absolutely lovely. If I was going to watch a movie virtually this weekend, I would absolutely pick this one.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    An entertaining and often insightful look at female friendship during a particularly strange time.
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    Kimber MyersLos Angeles Times
    Regardless of how far audience members are from their own post-high school, pre-college summer like these teens, there's still truth and plenty of laughter here that feels specific to their experience yet universal to anyone who's had a BFF.
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    Owen GleibermanVariety
    When the movie is over, you've chuckled at it and been touched by it, and you're glad that you got to spend time with these actors, who are good enough that I could foresee any one of them blowing up big.
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    Kate ErblandindieWire
    Like any romance, "Banana Split" is constrained to some familiar beats, but Kasulke, Marks, and Power have such a handle on what makes the film tick - and Marks and Liberato are so charming and fun - that even expected turns feel clever and fresh.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    Is "Banana Split" an empty indulgence or a comfortingly familiar confection? Probably both.
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    Frank OchiengFlick Feast
    ...[an] unconventionally perceptive and engaging coming-of-age female friendship/romancer. Inherently touching and liberating, Banana Split is an endearing account of cemented youthful female relations
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    Sweet, funny, cringe-worthy, and a testament to the importance of high school friendships.
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    Wade MajorFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's a very smart script and it really does get into some interesting emotional territory.
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    Joyce SlatonCommon Sense Media
    Raunchy comedy has strong messages about female friendship.
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