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* TheCheerleader: Lona’s mother said she was one back in high school.


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* AcademicAlphaBitch: If you believe Lona's mom, Bennet's mother fell into this when she was young. If not, she was probably more of a TeenGenius like her son.

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* AcademicAlphaBitch: If you believe Lona's mom, Bennet's Bennett's mother fell into this when she was young. If not, she was probably more of a TeenGenius like her son.



* AmbitionIsEvil: Maybe not quite evil, but definitely a flaw. Lona and Bennet are both highly intelligent and determined academics with clear paths to Ivy League colleges, which the film portrays as unhealthy because of how much they let their grades consume their lives. Especially prevalent with Lona, whose low-class background would normally make it all the more important that she succeed in school; instead, she is portrayed as callous and mechanical for being so driven.
* ArchEnemy: Lona to Bennet, and vice versa. Also applies to their mothers, who jab at each other throughout the film. [[spoiler:Both rivalries abate by the end.]]

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Maybe not quite evil, but definitely a flaw. Lona and Bennet Bennett are both highly intelligent and determined academics with clear paths to Ivy League colleges, which the film portrays as unhealthy because of how much they let their grades consume their lives. Especially prevalent with Lona, whose low-class background would normally make it all the more important that she succeed in school; instead, she is portrayed as callous and mechanical for being so driven.
* ArchEnemy: Lona to Bennet, Bennett, and vice versa. Also applies to their mothers, who jab at each other throughout the film. [[spoiler:Both rivalries abate by the end.]]



* FriendlessBackground: Lona, who in her pursuit of extracurriculars and AP classes to get into Harvard, has failed to build relationships with her peers. Bennet points this out to her, saying that they missed out on the fun of high school.
* GoGetterGirl: Played straight with Lona Skinner.
* GeekyTurnOn: A lot of the tension between Lona and Bennet is shown in the academia-focused scenes where they're debating each other.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: Lona and Bennet. Who knew, right?

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* FriendlessBackground: Lona, who in her pursuit of extracurriculars and AP classes to get into Harvard, has failed to build relationships with her peers. Bennet Bennett points this out to her, saying that they missed out on the fun of high school.
* GoGetterGirl: Played straight with Lona Skinner.
Lona.
* GeekyTurnOn: A lot of the tension between Lona and Bennet Bennett is shown in the academia-focused scenes where they're debating each other.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: Lona and Bennet.Bennett. Who knew, right?



* NiceJobBreakingItRivals: Julia and Amy’s bickering at the state qualifiers, which alarms the judges and keeps Bennet and Lona from advancing to the next round. Allegedly.
* OddFriendship: Lona and Bennet hated each other up until the climax of the movie, where they grudgingly realise they have more in common than they thought.

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* NiceJobBreakingItRivals: Julia and Amy’s bickering at the state qualifiers, which alarms the judges and keeps Bennet Bennett and Lona from advancing to the next round. Allegedly.
* OddFriendship: Lona and Bennet Bennett hated each other up until the climax of the movie, where they grudgingly realise they have more in common than they thought.



* RedOniBlueOni: Lona plays a snarky, hot-headed Red Oni to Bennet's smoother, more calculating Blue.
* SchoolClubsAreSeriousBusiness: Lona and Bennet take the debate club seriously and fight over who can be president, despite being the only two members.
* TechnicianVsPerformer: Lona and Bennet as the technicians who just want to win and speed-read through every round with hard facts. The team they compete against functions as the performers from a less wealthy high school who draw emotional arguments from personal experiences.
* TeenGenius: Lona and Bennet are witty and ''ridiculously'' intelligent - they're both four-time qualifiers for national debate championships and [[spoiler: get into Yale and Harvard respectively]] at the end of the movie.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Lona plays a snarky, hot-headed Red Oni to Bennet's Bennett's smoother, more calculating Blue.
* SchoolClubsAreSeriousBusiness: Lona and Bennet Bennett take the debate club seriously and fight over who can be president, despite being the only two members.
* TechnicianVsPerformer: Lona and Bennet Bennett as the technicians who just want to win and speed-read through every round with hard facts. The team they compete against functions as the performers from a less wealthy high school who draw emotional arguments from personal experiences.
* TeenGenius: Lona and Bennet Bennett are witty and ''ridiculously'' intelligent - they're both four-time qualifiers for national debate championships and [[spoiler: get into Yale and Harvard respectively]] at the end of the movie.


* AcademicAlphaBitch: If you believe Lona's mom, Bennett's mother fell into this when she was young. If not, she was probably more of a TeenGenius like her son.

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* AcademicAlphaBitch: If you believe Lona's mom, Bennett's Bennet's mother fell into this when she was young. If not, she was probably more of a TeenGenius like her son.



* AmbitionIsEvil: Maybe not quite evil, but definitely a flaw. Lona and Bennett are both highly intelligent and determined academics with clear paths to Ivy League colleges, which the film portrays as unhealthy because of how much they let their grades consume their lives. Especially prevalent with Lona, whose low-class background would normally make it all the more important that she succeed in school; instead, she is portrayed as callous and mechanical for being so driven.
* ArchEnemy: Lona to Bennett, and vice versa. Also applies to their mothers, who jab at each other throughout the film. Both rivalries abate by the end.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Maybe not quite evil, but definitely a flaw. Lona and Bennett Bennet are both highly intelligent and determined academics with clear paths to Ivy League colleges, which the film portrays as unhealthy because of how much they let their grades consume their lives. Especially prevalent with Lona, whose low-class background would normally make it all the more important that she succeed in school; instead, she is portrayed as callous and mechanical for being so driven.
* ArchEnemy: Lona to Bennett, Bennet, and vice versa. Also applies to their mothers, who jab at each other throughout the film. Both [[spoiler:Both rivalries abate by the end.]]



* FriendlessBackground: Lona, who in her pursuit of extracurriculars and AP classes to get into Harvard, has failed to build relationships with her peers. Bennett points this out to her, saying that they missed out on the fun of high school.

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* FriendlessBackground: Lona, who in her pursuit of extracurriculars and AP classes to get into Harvard, has failed to build relationships with her peers. Bennett Bennet points this out to her, saying that they missed out on the fun of high school.



* GeekyTurnOn: A lot of the tension between Lona and Bennett is shown in the academia-focused scenes where they're debating each other.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: Lona and Bennett. Who knew, right?

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* GeekyTurnOn: A lot of the tension between Lona and Bennett Bennet is shown in the academia-focused scenes where they're debating each other.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: Lona and Bennett.Bennet. Who knew, right?



* NiceJobBreakingItRivals: Julia and Amy’s bickering at the state qualifiers, which alarms the judges and keeps Bennett and Lona from advancing to the next round. Allegedly.
* OddFriendship: Lona and Bennett hated each other up until the climax of the movie, where they grudgingly realise they have more in common than they thought.

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* NiceJobBreakingItRivals: Julia and Amy’s bickering at the state qualifiers, which alarms the judges and keeps Bennett Bennet and Lona from advancing to the next round. Allegedly.
* OddFriendship: Lona and Bennett Bennet hated each other up until the climax of the movie, where they grudgingly realise they have more in common than they thought.



* RedOniBlueOni: Lona plays a snarky, hot-headed Red Oni to Bennett's smoother, more calculating Blue.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Lona plays a snarky, hot-headed Red Oni to Bennett's Bennet's smoother, more calculating Blue.



* TeenGenius: Lona and Bennett are witty and ''ridiculously'' intelligent - they're both four-time qualifiers for national debate championships and [[spoiler: get into Yale and Harvard respectively]] at the end of the movie.

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* TeenGenius: Lona and Bennett Bennet are witty and ''ridiculously'' intelligent - they're both four-time qualifiers for national debate championships and [[spoiler: get into Yale and Harvard respectively]] at the end of the movie.


* ArchEnemy: Lona to Bennett, and vice versa. Also applies to their mothers, who jab at each other throughout the film.

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* ArchEnemy: Lona to Bennett, and vice versa. Also applies to their mothers, who jab at each other throughout the film. Both rivalries abate by the end.


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* NiceJobBreakingItRivals: Julia and Amy’s bickering at the state qualifiers, which alarms the judges and keeps Bennett and Lona from advancing to the next round. Allegedly.

Added DiffLines:

* ArchEnemy: Lona to Bennett, and vice versa. Also applies to their mothers, who jab at each other throughout the film.

Added DiffLines:

* AmbitionIsEvil: Maybe not quite evil, but definitely a flaw. Lona and Bennett are both highly intelligent and determined academics with clear paths to Ivy League colleges, which the film portrays as unhealthy because of how much they let their grades consume their lives. Especially prevalent with Lona, whose low-class background would normally make it all the more important that she succeed in school; instead, she is portrayed as callous and mechanical for being so driven.


* SchoolClubsAreSeriousBusiness: Lona and Bennet take the debate club seriously and fight over who can be president, despite being the only two members.



* TeenGenius: Lona and Bennett are witty and ''ridiculously'' intelligent - they're both four-time qualifiers for national debate championships and [[spoiler: get into Yale and Harvard respectively] at the end of the movie.


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* TeenGenius: Lona and Bennett are witty and ''ridiculously'' intelligent - they're both four-time qualifiers for national debate championships and [[spoiler: get into Yale and Harvard respectively] respectively]] at the end of the movie.



A 2018 Netflix film starring Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Creator/ChristinaHendricks, Creator/HelenHunt, and Creator/UzoAduba.

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A 2018 Netflix film starring Sami Gayle, Creator/SamiGayle, Jacob Latimore, Creator/ChristinaHendricks, Creator/HelenHunt, and Creator/UzoAduba.


* OddFriendship: Lona and Bennett hated each other up until the climax of the movie, where they grudgingly realise they have more in common than they thought. Although it's not like the audience didn't see it coming...

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* OddFriendship: Lona and Bennett hated each other up until the climax of the movie, where they grudgingly realise they have more in common than they thought. Although it's not like the audience didn't see it coming...\n


A 2018 Netflix film starring Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Creator/ChristinaHendricks, Creator/HelenHunt, and [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Uzo]] [[Series/MrsAmerica Aduba]].

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A 2018 Netflix film starring Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Creator/ChristinaHendricks, Creator/HelenHunt, and [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Uzo]] [[Series/MrsAmerica Aduba]].Creator/UzoAduba.



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* TheCheerleader: Lona’s mother said she was one back in high school.





* GoGetterGirl: Played so very straight with Lona Skinner.


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\n* FriendlessBackground: Lona, who in her pursuit of extracurriculars and AP classes to get into Harvard, has failed to build relationships with her peers. Bennett points this out to her, saying that they missed out on the fun of high school.


* GoGetterGirl: Played so very straight with Lona Skinner.





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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Kathy, the guidance counselor who the two leads confide in and gives sound advice to their issues.





* TeenGenius: Lona and Bennett are witty and ''ridiculously'' intelligent - they're both four-time qualifiers for national debate championships and [[spoiler: get into Yale and Harvard respectively (yes, respectively)]] at the end of the movie.


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\n* TechnicianVsPerformer: Lona and Bennet as the technicians who just want to win and speed-read through every round with hard facts. The team they compete against functions as the performers from a less wealthy high school who draw emotional arguments from personal experiences.

* TeenGenius: Lona and Bennett are witty and ''ridiculously'' intelligent - they're both four-time qualifiers for national debate championships and [[spoiler: get into Yale and Harvard respectively (yes, respectively)]] respectively] at the end of the movie.



A 2018 Netflix film starring Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Creator/ChristinaHendricks, and [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Uzo]] [[Series/MrsAmerica Aduba]].

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A 2018 Netflix film starring Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Creator/ChristinaHendricks, Creator/HelenHunt, and [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Uzo]] [[Series/MrsAmerica Aduba]].

Added DiffLines:

A 2018 Netflix film starring Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Creator/ChristinaHendricks, and [[Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack Uzo]] [[Series/MrsAmerica Aduba]].

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