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Booksmart (2019)

R | | Comedy | 24 May 2019 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Olivia Wilde
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 23 wins & 46 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 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

Screenwriter Katie Silberman said that Billie Lourd did such an impressive performance that extra scenes were written specifically for her. See more »

Goofs

When Principal Brown collects Amy and Molly in his car he makes a voice memo on his phone, the noise that is played to signify the start of the recording is the iPhone "siri" (digital personal assistant) alert noise, which would not indicate that the phone was recording (rather waiting for an instruction from the user). In addition to this, Principal Brown does not appear to have an iPhone, this noise would not come from a non-Apple device. See more »

Quotes

Molly: [On Gigi and Jared] They spend every minute together, it's so weird.
Amy: We spend every minute together.
Molly: We are equals. Gigi just keeps Jared around for when she needs a liver.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits, the main actors are seen getting hit in the face with water balloons in slow motion. See more »

Connections

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Carries On
Written by Alex Ebert (as Alexander Ebert)
Performed by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Courtesy of Community Music/Fairfax Recordings
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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I don't get it either
24 May 2019 | by SeemsSensibleSee all my reviews

I just saw this. The first review I saw here (also titled "I don't get it" and also 5 stars, summed up my feelings, so I won't repeat all that it said. (Except, and I suppose a minor point, but as that other review mentioned, some of the actors are way too old for the roles, e.g., Billie Lourd is 27 and looks 27.) And it strains plausibility at times. (Miss Fine just happened to have a sequined dress in Beanie Feldstein's size in her car?)

I read two glowing reviews, on AVClub and Vulture, and it has a 97% critical consensus on RottenTomatoes, so clearly critics are liking it. I just don't understand why.

I don't have know how many times I've seen Lady Bird, a far superior high school movie (in which Beanie F. costarred). This isn't a bad movie; it's a bit scattered tonally, and I kept reading that the characters weren't the usual high school stereotypes and were fleshed out, when actually that's not true.

It is...mildly witty. I guess see it and see what you think if you're curious. Word of mouth will be the ultimate determination of its success. For me, it's vastly overhyped.


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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:

$24,863,452
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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