*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
*Trigger warning: This film deals with potentially distressing subject matter*
How far will you go to keep a secret in your past hidden?
This is the question Ani Fanelli (played by Mila Kunis) finds herself asking over and over when a dark secret from her past threatens to blow up her entire “perfect” life.
Based on the debut novel written by Jessica Knoll, Luckiest Girl Alive centers around a young woman named Ani. On the surface, she appears to have it all—a fabulous job at a famous women’s magazine and a loving fiancé. However, when a true-crime documentary director contacts her to dredge up the horrific events that occurred at her high school, Ani is forced to confront her past and the dark secrets that lie within the shadows.
Luckiest Girl Alive covers so many topics that are present in our society today, such as bullying, sexual assault, school shootings and the gun laws in America. Going into this movie, any viewer should know that it isn't an easy watch and should be prepared to experience a wide range of emotions over the hour and fifty-five minutes.
The talented ensemble cast fully brings the story to life on screen, from Cruel Summer star Chiara Aurelia’s (young Ani) extraordinary performance to Finn Wittrock’s (Luke Harrison) strong presence on-screen. Still, most impressive is the powerful, impactful performance from Kunis.