Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, BOOKSMART is an unfiltered comedy about high school friendships and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless, Breakfast Club, Mean Girls. The teen comedy is a movie genre often worthy of cult status — if done well enough. Booksmart is the latest entry into this canon.
The directorial debut of Olivia Wilde and starring Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird), Kaitlyn Dever (Detroit) and Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), as well as Lisa Kudrow, this hilarious and heartfelt comedy follows two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realise 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.
'the LGBTI teen comedy we've been waiting for - It's going to go down in history as one of the best.' Gay Star News She & They
'Hilarious...riotous celebration of sisterhood.' - Indiewire
'Superdope ...hysterical.' - The Playlist
'Fantastic ...an epic night of bad behaviour.' - Hollywood Reporter
'An instant classic.' - Robererebert.com
'A goddamn delight, and a major moment in the teen movie canon. Booksmart manages to be inclusive and progressive, without being precious about anything or sacrificing an ounce of humour. - New York Magazine/Vulture
'It's smart, so very funny, and beautifully directed by Olivia Wilde.' - RogerEbert.com
'By far, one of the most perfect coming-of-age comedies I have ever seen.' - TheWrap
'Every generation needs its own rowdy high school comedy, and Millennials deserve one that treats the anxieties teens have been grappling with for millennia with the same urgency that Jerry Bruckheimer would bring to a high-stakes action movie.' - Variety