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26th Jan 2024

Prime Video has added one of 2023’s very best comedy movies

Stephen Porzio


A cross between Fight Club and Not Another Teen Movie, it stars one of Ireland’s favourite actresses.

Bottoms, one of the best comedies of last year, is finally available to stream via Prime Video.

Starring honorary Irish actress Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) and Rachel Sennott (Shiva Baby), the pair play Josie and PJ – two unpopular lesbian best friends in high school.

In the name of female empowerment – and also to grow closer to the girls they have crushes on (Havana Rose Liu and Kaia Gerber) – the pair start what they call a feminist “self-defence club”.

However, it quickly morphs into a very violent fight club.

Co-written by Sennott and director Emma Seligman, Bottoms also features amongst its cast Dagmara Domińczyk (Succession), Marshawn Lynch (Westworld), Nicholas Galitzine (Handsome Devil), Punkie Johnson (SNL) and Ruby Cruz (Mare of Easttown).

Released in Irish cinemas just last November, Bottoms has been critically acclaimed and already feels destined to become a cult favourite thanks to its blend of relatable themes – such as feeling like an outsider in secondary school – with over-the-top, absurdist (as well as very raunchy) humour.

A sort of mix of Not Another Teen Movie and Fight Club, the comedy holds a very impressive 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes.


Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri in Bottoms, now streaming on Prime Video

Here is a sample of the glowing praise the film has received:

Autostraddle: “Bottoms is a boisterous and biting teen comedy that’s very on-the-nose and over-the-top about high school being a violent hellscape of social hierarchies and skin-tingling horniness.”

Breakfast All Day: “This movie is insane. It’s intense and absurd, but also deadpan in a surreal kind of way. It exists within what seems like a recognisable high school setting, but is totally heightened in bizarro ways that remind me of Heathers.”

The Independent (UK): “Real-life friends Sennott and Edebiri are harmonious in ways that relieve them of the need to land flat-out punchlines. Instead, they just sweat funny out of their pores.”

USA Today: “Bottoms is the kind of go-for-broke, satisfying cult treat that can totally beat up your favourite teen classic.”

Variety: “A high-school comedy that is brazenly gonzo, scaldingly and at times even dementedly over-the-top, and actually about something.”

Washington Post: “Springing off real issues women, girls and LGBTQ+ people face, Bottoms is an eccentric little satire: simultaneously relevant and irreverent.”

Bottoms is streaming on Prime Video now in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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