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Kathryn Hahn

'Flower' review: Zoey Deutch blossoms in weird, dark story of revenge

'Flower' review: Zoey Deutch blossoms in weird, dark story of revenge

When we first meet Erica, the 17-year-old girl at the center of “Flower,” she’s in the process of blackmailing a police officer while her friends secretly film the encounter from outside. He isn’t the first to fall for her extortion. The little group has been making money this way all over town.

It’s for a good cause: Erica (Zoey Deutch) hopes to save enough to bail her dad out of jail.

“Flower” wastes no time — although it sure wastes plenty of energy — letting us know that its protagonist (and, by extension, the movie) revels in edginess. Just to put a cherry on top of things, we’re soon shown a peek inside Erica’s notebook, where she has a gallery of hand-drawn penis...

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