Netflix’s You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah is a coming-of-age story about a young Jewish girl named Stacy who is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants in life. The film is based on the book of the same name by Fiona Rosenbloom.
Stacy and Lydia have been best friends since they were little. They’ve shared everything, from their first crushes to their deepest secrets. They’ve always been there for each other, through thick and thin. So when it came time for their bat mitzvahs, they knew they wanted to have the most epic parties ever. However, things begin to go wrong when the girls have a falling out. It seemed like their friendship was over, and their bat mitzvahs were going to be a disaster.
YOU ARE SO NOT INVITED TO MY BAT MITZVAH IS LAUGH-OUT-LOUD FUNNY
It’s tough being a teenager. You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah manages to capture the highs and lows of being young, figuring out how to communicate, and figuring out that friendship matters more than anything. I love seeing Adam Sandler acting alongside his own daughters. You can tell how much fun they’re having together. Sunny Sandler stars as Stacy and does a fantastic job. She’s so funny, and charming, and does a great job carrying the film with ease. Her chemistry with Samantha Lorraine (The Walking Dead: World Beyond)who plays Lydia is great. I believe that they have been best friends since they were kids. Without that, the film just wouldn’t work.
The movie captures well the endlessly supportive and intense friendships of that age, where every detail of their lives is shared, discussed, and endorsed. These friendships are truly special, and they are a reminder of the importance of having close friends in life.
Does it fall into basic tropes over boys and teen drama? Absolutely, but that’s not a bad thing and I’m over people saying it is. These are still real problems that kids face. There should be good examples out there to show them what is the wrong and right way to handle things.
You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah is now streaming on Netflix!