Director Olivia Wilde’s debut film is a female-centric, coming-of-age comedy. On the eve of their high school graduation, two overachieving students decide to go all out for fun and debauchery in a single night. Hilarity ensues as they seek to make up for lost time.~Augustine Chay
This film was extremely underrated and I need to say how insanely good and especially funny it was— topping highschool films like Super Bad!
This movie had that 2020’s-ish upgrade of what highschool is like today. There’s the cast in this film who do such a great job embodying the characters in each and every scene whether it was the A-typical jock/heartthrob, egghead girls, sl*tty girl (with rumors to back up her rep), gay student, that one guy who annoys everyone, skater kid, pothead kid, principal on edge and the teacher students crush super hard on.
Watch this film and there will be at least 3 scenes you’ll laugh out loud to. I laughed in nearly every scene. So happy and stoked I was able to purchase this! I absolutely recommend!!!
I'm going to kick this off with the obvious as I had the same question before watching: the movie does play like a gender-swapped Superbad. While the plot and characters are similar, the movie has a huge heart and smart script. Where Superbad relies on toilet humor, Booksmart uses wit and playing against stereotypes for laughs. That's not to say it doesn't provide it's own silly jokes, it just doesn't fall back on them. Billie Lourd stole the show for me and I cackled every time she showed up. Overall, a great movie which I highly recommend.
This is hands down one of my favorite movies of 2019. Sadly, it didn't get much attention when it was in theaters but don't let that fool you. If you liked Superbad, this is your movie. (Fun Fact: Beanie Feldstein who plays one of the leads, is Jonah's Hill sister)
The movie follows the plot of Amy and Molly who are two straight A students who never partied in high school because they wanted to get good grades and get into good schools. The day before graduation they find out that everyone who partied still got into those good schools too so they avoided partying for nothing and make it their mission to get to a party that night. Plenty of great laughs and clever writing throughout. Well worth watching for your next movie night. Pair it with Good Boys and/or Superbad.
I saw this in cinemas without knowing much about it, and loved it so much I saw it again and then bought the Blu-Ray. You'll love the two main characters. You'll laugh, tear up, and want to revisit this movie again.
Girl version of Superbad! So funny. Beanie Feldstein is so funny.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
It's an adjective, not a place
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
First off, please be warned that this is a movie about two girls who are "book smart," not two girls going to a store called "Books Mart." That really threw me off for the first half. The rest of it feels like "Superbad" for the ladies, not that "Superbad" invented the "all-in-one-night" teen comedy subgenre but that comparison isn't hard to make. Olivia Wilde's directing is a triumph, can't wait for the Criterion Channel to devote a playlist to her someday