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Booksmart (2019)

R | | Comedy | 24 May 2019 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Olivia Wilde
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaitlyn Dever ... Amy
Beanie Feldstein ... Molly
Jessica Williams ... Miss Fine
Jason Sudeikis ... Principal Brown
Lisa Kudrow ... Charmaine
Will Forte ... Doug
Victoria Ruesga ... Ryan
Mason Gooding ... Nick
Skyler Gisondo ... Jared
Diana Silvers ... Hope
Molly Gordon ... Triple A
Billie Lourd ... Gigi
Eduardo Franco ... Theo
Nico Hiraga Nico Hiraga ... Tanner
Austin Crute ... Alan
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language throughout, drug use and drinking - all involving teens | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Spanish

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Booksmart See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,933,620, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:

$22,680,962
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In a May 2019 Vanity Fair interview, director Olivia Wilde described Booksmart as "the Training Day (2001) of high school movies". See more »

Goofs

When Molly is giving the graduation speech, just before the last lines, the tassel disappears and it appears again when she joins Amy. See more »

Quotes

Molly: You can make yourself cum using only your mind? That's like the one thing my mind can't do.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits, the main actors are seen getting hit in the face with water balloons in slow motion. See more »


Soundtracks

Attitude
Written by Hasben Jones and Michael Barney
Performed by Leikeli47
Courtesy of Hardcover/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Funny, clever, quotable
4 May 2019 | by annieYkeSee all my reviews

I saw Booksmart more than a week ago and I still chuckle at its jokes whenever I remember them. During the showing, it kept me laughing for multiple minutes straight many times. I wasn't keeping count, but I did walk away from the movie feeling physically taxed from all the laughter, in a good way. The humor is a mix of smart kids doing dumb stuff, "dumb" kids doing dumb stuff, kids in general saying surprising insightful stuff, and characters reminding the audience of what it means to be human and how fun it is. Booksmart is script-heavy, which means listening to the movie and understanding the jokes is a major part of the viewing experience. This makes sense for a movie about two cerebral teens, and understanding how nerds banter makes the movie even funnier. Having been a teenage girl also helps, as Booksmart centers around the friendship of its two protagonists. This movie transported me back to a younger self from four years ago, but it also reminded me of the present and how to cherish the current people in my life. I left the theater happy and hopeful.


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