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Booksmart

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97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score97%
  • Fast-paced, funny, and fresh, Booksmart does the seemingly impossible by adding a smart new spin to the coming-of-age comedy.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    First, the good news: it's immediately clear that Wilde is a filmmaker by vocation... If anything, the film is polished to a fault: the marketing term "elevated genre," most frequently applied to horror, feels equally apt here.
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    Kristen EvansThe New Republic
    It's more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it's a little more Bridesmaids than Lady Bird...a success on [its] own terms...
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    Erin KeaneSalon.com
    Booksmart puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age night-of comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer.
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    Hannah WoodheadLittle White Lies
    A solid debut for Wilde, but really puts Dever and Feldstein on the map.
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    Chandler LevackGlobe and Mail
    Booksmart is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    In virtually every scenario, director Wilde and the team of screenwriters serve up the material in a fresh and original manner.
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    Hugo Hernández ValdiviaCinexcepción
    Booksmart doesn't reach the heights of other films of its ilk, but it's a great film about identity and growth and a welcome addition. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Israel Acosta ArocheKonexión
    Booksmart feels innovative, inclusive, and progressive. Without a doubt, it is one of the best debut films by an actor-turned-director. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Sebastian ValenciaCine Premiere
    Booksmart leans on its protagonists to try and paint a portrait of coming of age that's really funny and sincere. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Steph CozzaAggressive Comix
    It has a perfect balance of comedy and ridiculousness mixed with heart and compassion and growth.
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