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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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.

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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

In one of the interviews that are extras on the DVD release, Billie Lourd says that for the scene in which her character, Gigi, dives off the side of a yacht, Lourd was at first quite game to perform the stunt herself. However, the producers told her that it would usually be executed by a professional stunt woman because of the danger involved. When they told Lourd that one of those dangers was that the water she would be diving into was so dirty that she would need to wear a tampon to protect herself from infection, that helped lead Lourd to accede to the idea of using a stunt person. The stunt woman they did bring in for the scene, Heidi Pascoe, was a professional cave-diver. See more »

Goofs

When Molly is in the bathroom with Theo and Triple A Tanner's drawing on the wall changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Molly: We haven't done anything. We haven't broken any rules.
Amy: Okay, we've broken a lot of rules. One: We have fake IDs.
Molly: Fake college IDs, so we can get into their 24-hour library.
Amy: Name one person whose life was so much better because they broke a couple of rules.
Molly: Picasso.
Amy: He broke art rules. Name a person who broke a real rule.
Molly: Rosa Parks.
Amy: Name another one.
Molly: Susan B. Anthony.
Amy: God dammit.
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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 »


Soundtracks

You Oughta Know
Written by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard
Performed by Alanis Morissette
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A Bit Overhyped, But Still A Blast
11 July 2019 | by truemythmediaSee all my reviews

Overall, this is an incredibly enjoyable, incredibly well executed film that is getting just a bit overhyped. I would absolutely recommend this movie; I think Olivia Wilde, Kaityln Dever, and Beanie Feldstein all have some promising careers ahead of them, and I can't wait to see what comes next from all of them. For our full review of Booksmart and hundreds of other reviews, articles, and podcast episodes visit True Myth Media!


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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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