SXSW 2019 Review – Booksmart

Booksmart, 2019.

Directed by Olivia Wilde.

Starring Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Billie Lourd, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis.


Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.

Where Sundance has the summer indie hits, and Tiff has the future Oscar-winners, the last several years have helped cement SXSW as the place where the best comedies premiere. When your belly is full of Texas BBQ and beer you don’t necessarily want to sit through a heavy indie drama, so audiences are ready to laugh and forget about their problems for a couple of hours. Bridesmaids, Spy, The Disaster Artist, and Blockers all launched at this festival and went on
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