Booksmart

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77% Audience Score77%
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This movie: Booksmart is Olivia Wilde's first debut as a director, and it is fascinating, it is the most epic and crazy school farewell night of the year, with splendid and fun performances and a story that catches you from beginning to end and shows the teenagers' reality: Female power, and fear and interest in sexual awakening. Surely young people have currently experienced something like that. LIKE ME.... However, Booksmart is excellent, and fun. The best of Olivia Wilde. Direct more movies!!!..
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    A lot of reviews of this film describe it as like Superbad but with girls. Cliches only becomes cliches if they work. This film is like Superbad, but with girls, and not quite as good. It centers on a pair of super close, not super cool friends trying to get to a super cool party, and the issues and hijinks they run into along the way. So far so Superbad. But where this differs is that it's woke AF. The school, as with many schools, is full of colour and diversity and weirdos, but the lesson tends to end up being 'everyone has struggles so don't judge anyone'. Don't judge anyone? These are teenagers. It's a good lesson to learn but would they learn it this early? The whole thing just made me feel very old. There's also some big logic gaps that gave me pause (Jessica Williams randomly having party clothes in her car that fit Beanie Feldstein perfectly, everyone in the entire school is a super genius etc) but the big issue I had was how close the whole thing was filmed. Seemingly all the main conversations were shot in tight close ups which left me feeling uncomfortable, especially on a big screen. To quote Tracy Jordan: "Comedy lives in the wide shot". But, speaking of comedy, it is a very funny film. The leads are engaging (especially Kaitlyn Dever), the supporting roles are big and fun (especially Billie Lourd and Mike O'Brien), there's some killer lines, and the Uber ride with the headteacher had me guffawing. Olivia Wilde, in her directorial debut, keeps everything running along swiftly and with great energy. Just pull that camera back a touch, yeah? There can be something on screen other than face.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Great feature debut for Olivia Wilde. Great genuine moments that I really enjoyed throughout.
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    Interminable and terribly unfunny. Enormously overhyped.
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    Disappointingly silly
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Great chemistry between the lead characters and some laugh out loud moments, made this coming of age comedy a great watch.
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    Horribly unfunny...Had to choose 1/2 star, because there is no zero default
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    The dumbest, gay, liberal movie I have ever seen in my life. This movie was a reminder why I hate this generation.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    The female equivalent of Superbad. It's very funny at times - one scene in particular had me rolling (the one with Jason Sudeikis in the Lyft). Some parts didn't really work for me, like the scene where they were dolls. The two leads are very likable. I'm not sure that it's an accurate depiction of high school, but I enjoyed it.
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Worst movie I’ve ever seen. Acting was awful and could not empathize with any characters. The best part was the credits where they threw water balloons at the cast. Absolutely horrendous.