On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

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Olivia Wilde
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 23 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaitlyn Dever ... Amy
Beanie Feldstein ... Molly
Jessica Williams ... Miss Fine
Jason Sudeikis ... Principal Brown
Lisa Kudrow ... Charmaine
Will Forte ... Doug
Victoria Ruesga ... Ryan
Mason Gooding ... Nick
Skyler Gisondo ... Jared
Diana Silvers ... Hope
Molly Gordon ... Triple A
Billie Lourd ... Gigi
Eduardo Franco ... Theo
Nico Hiraga ... Tanner
Austin Crute ... Alan

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Storyline

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Getting Straight A's. Giving Zero F's.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language throughout, drug use and drinking - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first draft of the script was written in 2009. See more »

Goofs

When Molly is giving the graduation speech, just before the last lines, the tassel disappears and it appears again when she joins Amy. See more »

Quotes

Molly: Nobody knows we're fun.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, you can hear George and Alan finish the song they started at their graduation speech. See more »

Connections

References Gilmore Girls (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Boys
Written by Lizzo (as Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson), Ricky Reed (as Eric Frederic), Nate Mercereau, and Aaron Puckett
Performed by Lizzo
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I found it uneven. It was too familiar with Superbad.
26 December 2019 | by MJB784See all my reviews

I thought it was overrated. Some laughs, but too similar to Superbad. It seemed more forced with too many random characters. Some of the scenes don't go anywhere. Like when the two leads were pretending to be dolls which was funny at first, but had no payoff. It was clever, then the scene stopped. The ending stopped suddenly, too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Spanish

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Booksmart See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,933,620, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:

$22,680,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,959,607
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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