A decent teen-centred drama is lifted up by yet another great performance from Emma Roberts, as well as fine work from Nat Wolff, Jack Kilmer, Zoe Levin, and a number of others. Director Gia Coppola may not be on a par with some of the others in her family, but there's plenty of time for her yet.
Loved the way teenage life is portrayed and the amazing language being created between music and image. Lots of segments reminded me of a mix between Xavier Dolan and Mia Hansen-Løve for the way they were constructed both on a narrative and aesthetic level. That house party sequence early in the film was worth the whole movie for how powerfully it develops and for how cleverly it makes use of slow-motion.
Wonderfully shot dreamscapes, with inspired throwbacks to Lost in Translation and The Virgin Suicides as you could expect. Some good character performances from Emma Robers and Nat Wolff, but ultimately the script feels too contrived, skipping over consequences and glossing over themes it began to introduce.