So the basic premise behind Banana Split will sound both familiar and a little complicated. The indie darling centers on a pair of high school girls who become best friends despite having something in common that should make them rivals: one is dating the other’s hunky ex-boyfriend.
What makes Banana Split different is this isn’t a movie about the ultimate destruction of their friendship. It’s instead about how they keep the boy stuff in the background and focus on being sisters, although the movie still has its fair share of guy candy for them to look at.
The film stars Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato, and Dylan Sprouse, with Benjamin Kasulke making his feature directing debut. Marks also co-wrote the script with Joey Power, after they previously collaborated on the 2018 rom-com After Everything.
I’m getting serious Never Going Back vibes off this one, and if it’s half as sweet and funny we’re in for a treat.
Banana Split hits theaters, VOD, and digital on March 27th.