Robin and Ellie have been best friends since childhood. When Robin came out, Ellie was there for her. When Ellie’s father died, Robin had her back. But when Ellie asks Robin to be her maid of honor, she is reluctant. A queer academic, Robin is dubious of the elaborate wedding rituals now sweeping the nation, which go far beyond champagne toasts and a bouquet toss. But loyalty wins out, and Robin accepts. Yet, as the wedding weekend approaches, a series of ominous occurrences lead Robin to second-guess her decision. It seems that everyone in the bridal party is out to get her. Perhaps even Ellie herself.
Robin wasn’t particularly a likeable character, but she is definitely relatable! I liked the fact that we are given quiet an in depth look into her childhood and how it has effected her life as an adult. In particular the rift between her and her sister really impacted her mental health hard. I can definitely see how rejected and hurt she must of felt but I think she shut her out before they could sit down and maybe hash everything out.
Ellie I thought was strange from our first encounter with her. Then as we learn more about her background and friendship with Robin I couldn’t help thinking she was a bit of a toxic person. She was always so defensive when Robin would call her out and you could tell she didn’t really have a feel for who she was since we would just mimic whoever she moved on to. It was pretty obvious from the start that she was trying to kill Robin but her reasonings just didn’t feel like enough to warrant such a drastic decision.
I liked the representation and the commentary surrounding marriage and how societal expectations could literally make women crazy. As a 30 year old single woman I could definitely relate to Ellie about the pressure that is put on women to find the one and get married. I think this was a very entertaining and scarily realistic depiction of a possible future for all of us.
⭐️3/5 The fact this could happen irl is horrifying lol