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Spoilers from Sophie: ‘You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah’

Directed by Sammi Cohen, and based on the book “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” by Fiona Rosenbloom, the movie follows Stacy and Lidya who are lifelong best friends looking to have the bat mitzvahs of their dreams.
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Cover of Sammi Cohen’s movie.

Just when I thought Netflix was getting boring again, “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” was released. Directed by Sammi Cohen, and based on the book “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” by Fiona Rosenbloom, the movie follows Stacy and Lidya who are lifelong best friends looking to have the bat mitzvahs of their dreams; however, when middle school drama gets in the way, their friendship is threatened. 

What first drew my attention to this movie was the fact that Adam Sandler’s entire family was cast in this movie. Both of his daughters Sadie and Sunny play their respective characters Ronnie and Stacy. Along with that, his wife Jackie Sandler plays Lidya’s mom Gabi Rodriguez Katz. Now, I always love an Adam Sandler movie, but the fact that his entire family is in it makes the movie so much better.

Despite the long title, the movie actually went by really fast — for the most part. In the beginning of the movie, I found myself going on my phone and worried that the movie wouldn’t live up to the hype I’ve heard. But about 35 minutes into it, the plot of the movie started coming along and I found myself laughing at all the corny jokes. 

This movie dives a little bit into the Jewish traditions of a bat mitzvah, but mostly you find the movie talking about the middle school dramas that all of us can relate to. 

Stacy and Lidya are best friends, but when a boy, Andy, gets in the way, Stacy and Lidya both find themselves doing things they normally wouldn’t do.

When both of the girls finally get invited to the “cool” girls house, they first test their friendship when we see Stacy jumping off a cliff — which, fun fact, is the same one Adam Sandler jumped off of in “Grown Ups.” When Stacy was trying to impress Andy, she experienced a little mishap — which I found myself cringing at —  and Lidya started laughing too, but honestly who can blame her.  

Their friendship was on rocky waters after that, but after Stacy saw Lidya kissing Andy that’s when the major friendship fallout happened and — brace yourself — Stacy uninvited Lidya to her bat mitzvah.

Throughout the next major portion of the movie, we see Stacy and Lidya each living their separate lives until finally the day of Lidya’s bat mitzvah comes. Stacy was in charge of making an entrance video for Lidya’s bat mitzvah. But during their “friendship breaking” Stacy was finding embarrassing videos of Lidya to play instead. Unknowing of the drama going on, Stacy’s mom sends the video over to Lidya’s mom to be played.

But when the video gets played, her entire bat mitzvah is ruined. Just when the “breakup” couldn’t get any worse, their friendship seems it could never go back to how it was.

In an attempt to make things right, Stacy begs Lidya to come to her bat mitzvah. After waiting and waiting, Lidya finally shows up. Stacy opens the doors and shows her how her entire bat mitzvah is changed to Lidya’s theme.

In a sweet ending, Stacy and Lidya dance the night away at the bat mitzvah they both dreamed of. And Stacy finally danced with Mateo … I won’t give any spoilers on Mateo, you’ll have to watch to find out! 

This movie is perfect for anyone who wants to have a good laugh at some cringey moments, everyone with a best friend and if you just want to watch a feel-good movie with some popcorn. But brace yourself, the jokes are corny!

This story was written by Sophie Goldstein. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Sophie Goldstein, Executive Arts & Entertainment Editor
Sophie Goldstein is a sophomore from Glenview, Illinois studying journalism and is the Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-2024 school year. Prior to this position, she served as the Arts and Entertainment Editor for the Indiana Daily Student at Indiana University. Outside of the Wire, she enjoys spending time with friends, watching reality television and playing with her dog. She is excited to begin her journey at the Wire, while exploring the stories everyone has to share at Marquette.

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