Director Emma Seligman’s indie comedy, Bottoms, is making waves at the box office despite competing against major titles. Reuniting Seligman with Shiva Baby’s Rachel Sennott and featuring Ayo Edebiri, the film offers a fresh and raunchy look at high school life through the eyes of two queer girls, PJ and Josie. The duo starts a self-defence club to attract their crushes, leading to hilarious and chaotic results.
Now in its fifth weekend, the MGM-backed comedy has outperformed expectations. With a limited release in fewer than 2,000 North American theatres, the film has still managed to pull in an impressive $11.046 million overall. This weekend alone, it raked in over $607,940.
Critics have showered praise on the film, hailing it as an invigorating twist on the teen comedy genre. Ross Bonaime from Collider even gave it a B+, calling it a brilliant mockery of traditional high school movies.
Now that it’s available for digital streaming, Bottoms is sure to attract an even broader audience. So if you’re in the mood for a quirky comedy, make sure to check it out.