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There’s nothing like a good teen comedy – and “Supercool” (2022) is nothing like a good teen comedy. Sorry, but seriously, despite rallying at the end, this film seems as clueless as the characters portrayed in this genre. Wisecracks and bravado are nice, but greatness comes from the humanity within. We struggle to get there in this derivative story, where a neurotic young man wishes for coolness so he can make a play for his high school crush. Thankfully, there’s a sarcastic sidekick (Miles J. Harvey), comical cops and Damon Wayans Jr. as a role model who isn’t what he seems.

Reba McIntyre! She’s the heartland mermaid strawberry atop the made-from-scratch dump cake that is “Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar” (2021). Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig (who also co-wrote the script) star as Midwestern gal pals at a Florida resort, trying to escape a midlife rut. Hollywood has a complicated relationship with heartland values and sometimes their comic depictions come off as more mean than funny. This one rides the edge between the two, but throws in so much stunt-casting (Reba!) – and a ridiculous, Dr. Evilesque subplot – you end up finding more to laugh with than laugh at.