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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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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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Details

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:

$24,625,299
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Beanie Feldstein initially read the script for another role that was eventually written out. When Olivia Wilde was brought on to direct, she wanted Beanie for the lead role of Molly. 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: It's fun your mom thinks we're boning.
Amy: It isn't you who has to deal with their awkward looks when I say that I'm going to the library with you and I'm actually going to the library with you.
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References 1984 (1984) See more »

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Freeway
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What's with all the praise?

I watched the movie yesterday and I honestly don't get all the people praising it so so much.

It... wasn't that good?

In my opinion it was just trashy and tried way to hard to be relevant and funny. And all that feminist propaganda was unbearable at times. Like seriously, the two main protagonists have a code word "Malàla" when they want the other one to do something with them without asking? Wtf?! Why movie, why.

Yes, there was some good stuff. It did realistically portray high school, although most of the actors were per usual too old to play high schoolers, but I guess it's really hard to find actual teenagers to play teenagers, well. For example Billie Lourde, who's performance was the best part of the movie, is 27 and looks 27, the movie just loses credibility with that. And Beanie Feldstein was just so damn annoying, I guess that was the purpose of her character so kudos for the good acting, but she was just way too unlikable, at least for me.

Overall, it wasn't an entirely bad movie, above all, it did have a good positive message in its core, I can't deny that, but it certainly doesn't deserve all the praise.


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