Do Revenge Netflix Movie Review: A Comedic Hitchcock-Style Thriller
Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes in Do Revenge
Maya Hawke as Eleanor and Camila Mendes as Drea in Do Revenge. Cr. Kim Simms/Netflix © 2022.

Do Revenge Netflix Movie Review: A Comedic Hitchcock-Style Thriller

Cicely McFarlane September 28, 2022

Netflix’s next big hit Do Revenge has dropped, the reviews are in and the movie is the perfect comedic Hitchcock-style thriller

Do Revenge was released on the streaming site earlier this September and follows the story of Drea, a high school student whose sex tape gets exposed, and Eleanor a ‘nobody’ who is seeking revenge on the person who outed her sexuality.

This film has a sensational cast of Camila Mendes playing Drea, Maya Hawke playing Eleanor, and Austin Abram playing the untouchable cool kid Max.

**WARNING: Contains spoilers for Do Revenge**

Do Revenge Review

In this film you see these two young women coming together to revenge for the wrongdoings that they had been put through.

Maya Hawke as Eleanor in Do Revenge. Cr. Kim Simms/Netflix © 2022.

This includes funny scenes where the girls then start to form real and true friendships. You see them band against Max who is daylights as a woke feminist to hide his manipulation of women.

He has the whole school fooled apart from Drea and Eleanor. Seeing them attempting to bring justice to this gaslight an individual makes an entertaining and comedic film.

Max played by Austin Abram creates a really good character who everyone will love to hate. He encapsulates the ideal of a fake feminist perfectly and knows exactly what to say to his crowd to get the response from his adoring fans. This enables the film to have a real villain that you want to see taken down.

Camilla Mendes portrays the sassy girl boss Drea extremely well. With her witty one-liners being a huge part of this new comedy, Drea becomes a character with a lot of depth and with a backstory that really adds to this twist!

Maya Hawke perfectly lays out her character as the loveable outsider and one that has always struggled with school or to fit in. This is before you see her true motive for revenge, her character then turns quite dark which again Hawke depicts amazingly.

A Hitchcock-style thriller with a great end

This film had a shocking and interesting twist as the narrative started to shift from a coming-of-age film into a Hitchcock-style dark thriller. This is due to Eleanor manipulating Drea all along as she was the individual who had bullied her when she was little.

Eleanor wanted to ruin Drea’s life and took this opportunity to completely stage a friendship and destroy it from within. The end of the film has lots of twists and turns, as Eleanor’s passion to destroy Drea starts to shift onto Max who became the true villain of this film.

In the end, Eleanor and Drea work out their differences to expose the true misogyny of Max and how his actions of exposing a sex tape caused so much damage and hurt.

Do Revenge is truly entertaining and has some thrilling yet also comedic scenes which you will not want to miss out on.

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Cicely McFarlane is a 23-year-old Graduate from Cardiff University. She has an undergraduate degree in History, and has just completed her master’s in Journalism, Media, and Communications. Whilst studying, she contributed to the Student Newspaper, as well as the student magazine named Quench. This fuelled her passion for writing further and enjoys reviews on the latest trends and TV shows, as well as commenting on important issues that occur today. She is a content writer for Freshered Magazine for over a year where she specifically tailors and creates articles for the Freshered audience. She is excited to grow as a journalist as she continues to expand her topics and horizons.