TUBI EXCLUSIVE: Classmates (2023)

You probably know Danielle Fishel as Topanga from Boy Meets World. She’s married to Jensen Karp, a former white rapper who wrote the book Kanye West Owes Me $300 (and other true stories from a white rapper who ALMOST made it big), owns Gallery 1988 and started this whole weird Twitter urban legend that Cinnamon Toast Crunch had shrimp tails in it.

Anyhow, she directed this Tubi original and he wrote it.

Anabella (Anjelica Bette Fellini) and Raury (Kayden Muller-Janssen) may have gone to the same high school, but they never spoke. Why would they? Anabella is the heir to the Meat Sleeves empire and has gone to college to basically do nothing and learn how to get ready to eventually take over her father’s company. Raury has worked multiple jobs to get to the same school, applying herself and winning the scholarships, loans and grants she needs to be the first person in her family to ever go to college.

Due to a computer hack, Anabella and Raury’s identities are switched, despite them coming from different worlds and even different races. But in the time they have to explore their new selves — unburdened from their past and expectations thanks to the double fresh start that college and this identity hack has provided — to explore who they really want to be.

This movie really struck me with how funny it was and how creative. It’s above the standard Tubi original and has a lot of cute little moments that make you enjoy both characters and root for them. Fellini and Muller-Janssen are great in their roles and really play off each other well.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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