This teen-centric drama about the aftermath of a school shooting may leave you crumpled in a ball on the floor, but it will also make you appreciate newbie writer/director Megan Park for her brutal honesty and clear insight into the high school mind. Along with that comes kudos for Jenna Ortega and Maddie Ziegler, who anchor the film with bravery and nuance, keeping it from becoming a preachy and/or treacly mess.

4/5 stars