26 January 2019 | Kristamw
This movie could have been better if it had focused solely on protagonist Jennifer. Instead, the writers weave together two entire story lines that are are unrelated--Jennifer's integration into the sorority and Jennifer's mom's drinking issues. Because of this, the tension is reduced considerably.
Character Development/Writing Quality: Mimics many other sorority movies with the surface-friendly girls trope. Like The House on Sorority Row, there is something sinister lurking beneath the girls' facades. There is character development, but not with Jennifer so much; we see her mother sobering, but again, this doesn't help the main plot line, which is Jennifer being accused of murdering the sorority president. There is also a twist, though it doesn't feel totally plausible.
Values: A mother protecting her daughter. A girl seeking truth to absolve herself of murder.
Content (sex, language & violence): No sex. Mild language. One intense scene of violence in a flashback, showing the president's vicious murder.
Scare Factor/Suspense: Not really scary. More of a drama/coming of age sorority lifestyle.
The writing aside, the acting is pretty good, primarily with the sorority president, her right hand girl, and Jennifer. They do keep us engaged.