Booksmart Review: A Lot Of Compliments From Critics
Most critics said: Fast-paced, funny, and fresh, Booksmart does the seemingly impossible by adding a smart new spin to the coming-of-age comedy.
The story follows Dever and Feldstein’s characters, two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.
Rating: R (for strong sexual content and language throughout, drug use and drinking – all involving teens)
Directed By: Olivia Wilde
Written By: Emily Halpern, Susanna Fogel, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman
In Theaters: May 24, 2019 Wide
Starring: Skyler Gisondo, Stephanie Styles, Victoria Ruesga, Will Forte
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: United Artists
Booksmart get lots of compliment from Critics:
Christy Lemire (FilmWeek (KPCC – NPR Los Angeles))
It’s raunchy and kind of gross at times, but there is such heart, sweetness, and honesty about high school.
Jake Wilson (The Age – Australia)
First, the good news: it’s immediately clear that Wilde is a filmmaker by vocation… If anything, the film is polished to a fault: the marketing term “elevated genre,” most frequently applied to horror, feels equally apt here.
Kristen Evans (The New Republic)
It’s more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it’s a little more Bridesmaids than Lady Bird…a success on its own terms…
Chandler Levack (Globe and Mail)
Booksmart is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary.
Yolanda Machado (The Wrap)
Booksmart is, by far, one of the most perfect coming-of-age comedies I have ever seen.
Johnny Oleksinski (New York Post)
It’s one of the funniest movies of the year.