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Should You Watch 'Do Revenge' on Netflix Now That It's a #1 Movie?

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If you don't want to waste your time on something you might not like, we got you.

Netflix's romantic comedy 'Do Revenge' starring Maya Hawke and Camilla Mendes has quickly ascended to the platform's #1 spot in movies just three days after its release. With all that hype around the film, should you watch it?

The reviews are definitely more than pleasing: not only is 'Do Revenge' Netflix's number one movie right now, but also it enjoys 83% on Tomatometer and 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes as of Monday. Critics are praising it as self-aware, entertaining, and dimensional despite some of its imperfections.

Fans, in turn, have already applauded the plot and the way it is actually hard to predict and always keeps you tense. According to Twitter user EdgarBotello41, the movie "was made for the generation who appreciated teen movies that are now grown up". Many people have already anointed 'Do Revenge' as one of Netflix's best romantic comedies ever.

But the plot is not the only thing that got people enchanted by the movie.

"Do Revenge is literally iconic. Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes are insane together. the outfits, the twists, the soundtrack, this movie is 5/5," Twitter user eyesoffuari said.

Besides, the movie somehow combines the vibe of old teen comedies and modern culture, according to fans.

"Managing to be perfectly contemporary while paying tribute to the best of the 90s/2000s teen comedies, this film is ambitious in its narrative and nails it. The soundtrack is incredible. Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke are absolutely electric," another user, hiimbobbi, added.

The film follows the story of two teenage girls whose lives are ruined by their tormentors. Camilla Mendes' character was the queen of the school before a sex tape was leaked by her boyfriend Max, effectively turning her life into a nightmare. Maya Hawke's character, in turn, is an awkward transfer student who has to study alongside one of her former bullies. The two girls form an unexpected alliance and friendship with a goal to get revenge on each other's tormentors.

The plot was largely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's 'Strangers on a Train', as well as by the modern Internet culture, but, according to the critics, it manages "to blend all of its influences into a distinctive movie".

'Do Revenge' is currently streaming on Netflix after premiering on September 16.

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