REVIEW: Banana Split – Crush it or Trash it?

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If you’re looking for a fun, coming-of-age comedy to tickle your fancy look no further than Banana Split on Netflix. Banana Split is co-written by and stars Hannah Marks (Runaways), as well as Liana Liberato (Light as a Feather), and Dylan Sprouse – my favorite Sprouse twin. Banana Split tells the story of a girl named April who breaks up with her high-school boyfriend the summer before they head off to college on opposite sides of the country. In typical boy fashion, Nick starts dating the new girl in town, Clara. Over the course of the summer, due to some interesting events, April and Clara become best-friends while doing their best to ignore the elephant in the room. 

What Is Banana Split?

Banana Split has been around since 2018 making the independent rounds and was supposed to have a big theatrical debut in March until our global pandemic shut down movie theaters. Cue the Netflix signal! Like most other online streaming services, Netflix has been picking up tons of content and Banana Split is absolutely a winner!

Unlike The Kissing Booth 2, I really loved this movie. Banana Split is a fun, hilarious, raw, and witty good time. The movie hits the group running and never slows down. I laughed the entire time. The story was entertaining, the writing is quick and smart, the pacing was on point, and the actors are incredibly charming and relatable. One of my favorite things about the film is that the story doesn’t necessarily follow in the footsteps of your typical teen-angst love story. There wasn’t a classic “happy ending”; It’s not about chasing the boy and winning him back. In the end, it’s about building real friendships and how friendship can conquer all! #SistersBeforeMisters

Did I convince you to watch Banana Split? Did you always check it out? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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