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Booksmart

Country: USA, Language: English, 105 mins

  • Director: Olivia Wilde
  • Writer: Susanna Fogel; Emily Halpern; Sarah Haskins; Katie Silberman
  • Producer: Chelsea Barnard; David Distenfeld; Jessica Elbaum; Megan Ellison; Katie Silberman

CGiii Comment

Deat oh dear...oh dear!

Booksmart seems to have divided the camps...what's not to like about this jolly, light-hearted teen romp?

The dissenters have compared it to being a female version of Superbad - is that such a bad thing?!? Is geek-dom the sole domain of the geeky boy? of course it's not!

Where Superbad was - and will always remain - cruel, loathesome and misogynistic...Booksmart is bright, likeable and entertaining. And, it's not as wholesome as you may think...two best friends with differing sexualities...have realised they have [seriously] missed out with their all-work-and-no-play ethos...well, the time has come for change. Their virginities are going...just as soon as they find out where the party-of-parties [actually] is!

Cue a few mad moments and a few mad encounters - Noah Galvin is sociopathically hysterical - but, will all their dreams come true?

Olivia Wilde rattles through each scenario, adding [unnecessarily] a few goofy bits here and there...however, the laughs come aplenty...with one particularly brilliant guffaw...and one 'oh my'!

Behind all the silliness, there are a few stabs at the 'Snowflake' generation, judging a 'book' by its cover...and, taking life [just a bit] too seriously.

It's not exactly a wake-up call..nor will it melt a few Snowflakes...it's semi-wholesome entertainment with a subtle [sexy!] edge.

All in all...rather delicious.


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The(ir) Blurb...

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.

Cast & Characters

Kaitlyn Dever as Amy
Jason Sudeikis
Lisa Kudrow
Billie Lourd as Gigi
Molly Gordon as Triple A
Skyler Gisondo as Jared
Will Forte
Beanie Feldstein as Molly
Diana Silvers as Hope
Jessica Williams
Michael Patrick O'Brien
Eduardo Franco as Theo
Noah Galvin as George
Stephanie Styles
Victoria Ruesga as Ryan

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