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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.

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

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

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English

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24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Booksmart See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Jacob Elordi auditioned for the role of Jared but casting chose Skyler Gisondo See more »

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References Gilmore Girls (2000) See more »

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Wow-ed by advanced screening (hilarious and beautiful)
25 April 2019 | by hughe-25394See all my reviews

This is not another teen movie. Very smart writing that reflects how teenaged people actually talk, act and break stereotypes. Every character is endearing and fun to get to know - so well-developed that you want to follow each of them off to college, not just the protagonists. The main characters share a deep friendship that felt very familiar to myself and fellow movie-goers and was full of the off-best silliness bestfriendness (akin to Superbad but with more complex character development). As a filmmaker, film scholar and culture writer, this film felt like breathing (when I wasn't choking on my laughter). Olivia Wild is a talented director and you can feel the influence of her previous experience directing music videos and short films. Beautifully hilarious. I laughed during 80% of the film. But, also engaging to watch. There are some fun editing, creative uses of camera angle and film tricks to get more laughs and tears. The panda. The pool scene. The awesome use soundtrack. You gotta see this film. Will be buying and teaching this film in my classes for sure.


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