In this hilarious and relatable coming-of-age comedy, two academically gifted best friends Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) find themselves at the end of their high school career without having ever partied. After realizing that their peers managed to get into good schools and still enjoy themselves, they set out to prove that they could get down with the best of them. In an attempt to make up for missed time, they try to cram four years of experiences into one chaotic night. Not surprisingly, they are soon in over their heads.
I was impressed with Booksmart. It was much more than the buddy comedy I expected. The cinematography is amazing, the comedy witty, and the characters well rounded and believably flawed. The friendship between the two leads is tangible and made me want to hang out with them, wear fanny packs, and watch documentaries. In today's age where everyone is pressured to constantly do their best, it preaches an idea of balance and self-care. This 2019 film (rated R) is Olivia Wilde's directorial debut, and I'm excited to see what her career will bring.