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Booksmart (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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The story follows Dever and Feldstein's characters, two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

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Adrian Favela
as Party Kid
Tristen Kim
as Streaker
Ellen Doyle
as Madison
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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.

July 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it's a little more Bridesmaids than Lady Bird...a success on [its] own terms...

June 7, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

May 28, 2019 | Full Review…
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A solid debut for Wilde, but really puts Dever and Feldstein on the map.

May 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Booksmart is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary.

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

In virtually every scenario, director Wilde and the team of screenwriters serve up the material in a fresh and original manner.

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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