Booksmart

audience Reviews

, 77% Audience Score
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    This movie is extremely slow. It is tailored to a niche audience. The lead is great but the supporting actress is a miss and the chemistry isn't good.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    At first sight, it's impossible not to compare Booksmart and Superbad, as both films have the same premise: "teenagers at the imminence of graduating from school have one last night to go to a party and become popular", and the narrative structure of these two movies is also the same, and Booksmart stars Beanie Feldstein, who is Jonah Hill's (Superbad's protagonist) sister. But even with all of this, the 2019 film still has its identity. Firstly, unlike Superbad, Booksmart is not 100% a comedy, the drama is taken a bit more seriously, even though in that film we also have character development, but via comedy. Also, the protagonists here are different from the ones from Superbad. Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) is basically Evan, but with the difference that while he's a wanker when the trio is together and he's desperate to impress a girl who is her crush since the 7th grade, she's a virgin lesbian who passed the whole high school studying, she never broke rules on her entire life and when she does, she's a perfect storyteller; and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) is basically Seth (who was made by Jonah Hill), she's desperate to go to a party, she takes all the decisions between them, she's full of attitude and is the first one to conclude that was a mistake never going to a party in the whole high school period. They are not rebels since the beginning like Seth and Fogell (Evan is their sidekick, that's the truth). Both Dever and Feldstein are excellent actresses, and the supporting cast is also not bad, Billie Lourd is incredible as the always-drugged Gigi, Eduardo Franco from this film to Stranger Things has changed nothing, Skyler Gizondo is always funny when he appears, Molly Gordon and Diana Silvers are not empty participations, and Jessica Williams and Jason Sudeikis represents the duo of cops of the other movie. The soundtrack goes wrong in every single aspect possible, the responsible for the musical choices was as drunk as Gigi in the entire film, and the ending is not at the same level of the rest of the movie, something that's common in debut directions. Oh, and I loved that I guessed something that happened in a party. And there's a subject that Superbad leaves in the between-lines that Booksmart had more freedom to talk more openly about, as both films have 12 years of difference between them.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    Despite missing alot, there are some funny jokes. However much of the filmmaking style is strange and makes you wish you were watching Ferris Buellers Day Off. The film is very obscure, that much is ture. However Booksmart is not good and seems very confused about it's subjects and it's own message. This coming of age movie is by no means groundbreaking and a reminder of why audiences need more films like Risky Business and Dazed and Confused. Films that don't count on critical approval rather then actually delivering the audience with a fun time filled with stable direction and good jokes that land.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Despite missing alot, there are some funny jokes. However much of the filmmaking style is strange and makes you wish you were watching Ferris Buellers Day Off. The film is very obscure, that much is ture. However Booksmart is not good and seems very confused about it's subjects and it's own message. This coming of age movie is by no means groundbreaking and a reminder of why audiences need more films like Risky Business and Dazed and Confused. Films that don't count on critical approval rather then actually delivering the audience with a fun time filled with stable direction and good jokes that land.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    This movie was pretty good in many respects (drama, unexpected twists, humor, acting/performances, etc). I thought that the actresses that played Molly and Amy had good on-screen chemistry and this is a very good movie for the modern high-school/college generation to watch. Someone who's older might not like this movie and might cringe at it, I will say that. There are definitely movies meant for certain age-groups and this one is not something I'd show anyone older than 40 I'd say. With that being said, it sends a good message as well for those who (at a certain point in their life) might not get a chance to live on edge as much because of their own personal limitations that they place on themselves and don't get a chance to take risks that should be taken to gain something new and exciting out of life.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    I quite liked the main characters in this film - their pretty likeable, quite quirky and will be relatable to some. The party scenes are a bit cliche and there are the inevitable sex references and strong language but there are one or two somewhat poignant moments and it felt a bit more genuine than other similar films. Its definitely primarily a comedy and its somewhat amusing but not especially hilarious. It felt, to me, overall, a relatively good film, with some nice moments and so I'd say its worth a watch but if your really not keen on teenage party based films then this may not be for you. For that type of film, this is one of the slightly better ones though, I'd say.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Booksmart is absolutely hilarious. For what seems as a mundane and coming of age story, this movie is layered with charm and subtle sub text about misinterpreting those around us. This is a definite must see comedy. The only thing that I would say goes against this movie is it's genericness to the genre.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Now admittedly I am not the target audience (48 year old male) but the story is well trodden, needing to get a party, someone there they are in love with, blah, blah, blah, coming of age, the night changes them. Okay, the two main actresses do a good job, its well made, but it is nothing new.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago- A new age coming of age story with a girlpower bend, the film maintains it's hysterical pace from start to finish, packed with jokes and zingers throughout, built on the powerful chemistry of it's two young leads.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Worth your time? No, there are batteri movies to watch.