Wednesday July 8, 2020

Not your average high school comedy

Inclusive and progressive without feeling forced or manipulative, Booksmart's refreshingly inventive and positive sense of comedy feels nothing short of revolutionary.

2nd June, 2019
Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever in Booksmart

Early on in Booksmart, the barnstorming comedy debut from actor-turned-director Olivia Wilde, there’s what an alcoholic might refer to as a moment of clarity for teenager Molly (Beanie Feldstein), whose thirst for knowledge hasn’t been sated by the fact that it’s the last day of high school. A clever overachiever – top grades, class president, off to Yale - Molly is in a toilet cubicle correcting the spelling on some scrawled graffiti when she overhears...

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