Getting Straight A’s. Giving Zero F’s.

DIRECTED BY: Olivia Wilde
WRITTEN BY: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman
STARRING: Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever and Billie Lourd

SYNOPSIS: On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. (IMDB)



Booksmart is an intelligent coming of age teen dramedy that shows even the academics can be like the cool kids. While its thematic elements and story aren’t new by any means, filled with stereotypical characters, the chemistry of the two leads paired with the comedy and heartfelt message make for a fun filled and entertaining night before graduation. It could’ve easily become a forgettable story of its genre, but instead stands as its own strong addition.

★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10 – Recommend

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