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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

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:

$24,624,917
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Legendary DJ/producer Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modelling School, Deltron 3030, Kool Keith, Got a Girl, Crudo) composed the score. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Molly: Amy, do you know how many girls are gonna be up your vagina next year? Every time I come visit you, you're gonna be scissoring a different girl.
Amy: Dude, scissoring is not a thing.
Molly: Don't knock it until you've tried it.
Amy: It's not a thing.
Molly: Don't knock it until you've tried it.
Amy: I'm not knocking it, I'm just saying it isn't a thing.
Molly: How about you don't knock it until you've tried it?
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Throw It Down
Written by Dominique Young Unique (as Dominique Lashawn Clark), Jon Shave (as Jonathan Shave), DJ Fresh (as Daniel Stein), George and Jason
Performed by Dominique Young Unique
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Loved it! Wonderful coming of age movie.
30 June 2019 | by jus-arenaSee all my reviews

After watching Booksmart, I thought it would be a great idea to read the reviews on imdb, only to find out that quite literally everyone thought the exact opposite of this movie as I did. i love coming of age movies because they are always so relatable since we are always evolving, and coming of age is not a one time event. Take Rushmore, for example. It's not a movie you have to google afterwards because you didn't get it, it's a movie that makes you feel hopeful, thankful and just plain jolly, and makes you genuinely care about the characters (same goes for this film).

Booksmart may be a little rough around the edges and has a couple of things that didn't quite pan out (NOT A SPOILER: when Amy and Molly are fighting at that party and everyone is recording with their phones, but where the heck do those videos go?) but it doesn't mean it's not worth watching. It honestly made me feel as if I could do anything and made me value my friendships, as if I could do anything BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IT IS MEANT TO DO, GIVE YOU HOPE. I get it, it's not an arthouse film blah blah blah, but, well, neither is fricking Avengers and you all still seem to enjoy it. Don't be so cynical and try to relate, and you might actually like this film as much as I did.

And also, yes, I agree that some actors are a little too old to play high school kids but Billie Lourd did a fantastic job as usual, and Beanie is PERFECT for this part although she is 26. Remember not all movies have to make you lose faith in humanity, as this one does the exact opposite.

Finally, all I have left to say is: it may not be a masterpiece, but it is enjoyable as hell if you let it.


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