Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) are overachievers who have spent their high school days dedicated to their studies. On the eve of their graduation, the two decide to let loose and cram four years of fun into one unforgettable night.
I was fortunate enough to catch an early screening of Booksmart and it’s safe to say it is one of the funniest movies you will see all year. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is sharp, witty, inclusive and heartwarming.
Considering most coming of age comedies are dominated by white males, the most remarkable attribute is how effortlessly diverse Booksmart is.
Leading ladies, Dever and Feldstein, are an impeccable and dynamic duo with charisma and chemistry. They were so relatable and probably will remain one of my favorite onscreen friendships of all time! Also a huge shout out to Billie Lourd, who is a hysterical revelation in her role as the eccentric cool girl, Gigi.
Final Thoughts: Wildly hilarious and progressive as hell, Booksmart was the hardest I’ve laughed in a long time and one of the most perfect coming of age comedies to date.