In a similar vein to the issue of a woman paired romantically with a man old enough to be her father [why this is a problem
], here we have Juliette Lewis (b. 1973) playing the mother of Ryan Guzman (b. 1987). At only 14 years older than him, this borders on the preposterous, and is indicative of Hollywood’s disdain for casting women in age-appropriate roles once they’re out of their 30s. (An actor in her 50s or 60s would be more age-appropriate for this role, but that would be beyond the pale for the industry.)
In most movies featuring a “team” of characters, those characters are usually almost all male and fall into “types”: the leader, the nerd, the jock, and — sometimes — “the girl,” as if “female” were a “type” of person, and that no woman could ever be both female and a leader, a nerd, etc. Here, however, the cast is almost entirely female and they fall into team types: the leader, the hacker, the fashionista, etc. Most of these characters are not well developed, but a female team made up of women with different skills and interests is still a step in the right direction.