Booksmart

audience Reviews

, 77% Audience Score
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Some parts were ok but it really did feel like Superbad with girls but not half as funny. It didn't have the great chemistry that Jonah and Michael had. Also how can you beat McLovin?
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I don't typically like teen rom-coms (if you can call this a rom-com) but this was just so well done! The humor made me laugh out loud in several places, while also being able to have really tense and emotional moments. The music choices were really good (if not ironically funny in places), the two main characters had really good interactions, and heck, all the characters were fun. Contrary to other reviews, I don't think the other characters are supposed to be accurate representations of teenagers, instead they are exaggerated caricatures to make a point about teen culture. I'm also glad all the characters realized who were the people who actually care about them, it always bothers me when characters push others away. I also enjoyed the mixed-medium doll scene, that was pretty clever. The enemies-to-lovers part confused me, but that's just me.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Phenomenal coming of age story 👏 Very relatable and authentic. Props to the music being used too. Olivia Wilde knows what and how to use them 10/10
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I enjoyed every single minute and every single thing about this film.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Great cast. Wonderfully acted. Excellent script and direction.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I believe this to be the superior film of the 2 olivia wilde good movies (other is dont worry darling.) So watch this movie and see it as the equally leveled superbadish movie with a delightful spin to it! This movie is an A+ "you ought to know"
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Very fun, class teen movie. Loved the smart jokes, good act, great story. We are all fun.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Funny and charming :)
  • 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.