Movie Review: Booksmart
This is directed by Olivia Wilde and it stars Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Billie Catherine Lourd, Skyler Gisondo and Jason Sudeikis.
This film is about best friends Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) who have dedicated their entire high school years to academics so they can be accepted into prestigious universities. On the last day of their senior year they find out that those students who have be partying and having fun have also been accepted to a prestigious institution so on the last night prior to graduation they decide to party and have the fun they never did.
My face hurts!! I laughed sooo much watching this film. Definitely the best comedy of the year. If you want to go support a film directed by a female with female leads please go watch this film. The lead actresses do an exceptional job portraying a relatable friendship and the film does an excellent job developing the friendship of these two girls that towards the end of the film you care for them. I recently watched an interview with Beanie Feldstein and she described this film as a female centric film and it is! It’s a film about two women who are overachievers and that’s something fresh to I loved seeing in a movie. I can definitely see how this film can relate to any teenager currently in high school. My 13 year old daughter (yes I let her watch it, if she can watch action films where people kill one another she can certainly watch this too) told me that she was able to relate to the main characters as she is a bisexual girl and her best friend is very similar to Molly. She also stated that she had friends who had many similarities to the supporting cast. This is an important inclusive coming of age story. The supporting cast is diverse and very much relatable. Please do yourself a favor and watch this film.
I give this film a 9.5 out of 10