Opened: May 24, 2019
Directed by: Olivia Wilde
Starring: Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, Billie Lourd, Diana Silvers, Skyler Gisondo, Molly Gordon, Noah Galvin, Austin Crute, Victoria Ruesga, Eduardo Franco, Nico Hiraga, Mason Gooding & Maya Rudolph
One of the best films of 2019, Booksmart is a brilliant comedy with characters who’ll steal your heart and leave you breathless.
On their last day of school, Molly Davidson (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy Antsler (Kaitlyn Dever) realize they’re going to graduate high school without ever partying and achieving the same goals as everyone else. They use their last night to go all out.
This cast is everything. Feldstein and Dever are comedic gold and have the best chemistry of any duo around. You’ll revel in the support their characters have for each other as they are unapologetically themselves. Billie Lourd costars and steals every scene she’s in.
The film champions female friendship and empowerment as well as LGBTQIA+ characters and allows for these women to discover themselves before they enter their next chapter.
Final say: There’s nothing better. ★★★★★