Booksmart is a 2019 American coming-of-age comedy film directed by Olivia Wilde.

Official trailers

Annapurna Pictures on Monday, May 20, 2019 released the trailer:
BOOKSMART | Final Restricted Trailer.

Story intro

Amy and Molly are two high school seniors who have been best friends since childhood, but are considered pretentious by their peers. Amy has been out for two years and has a crush on a girl named Ryan; Molly urges Amy to attempt to forge a relationship with her before they graduate. On the eve of their high school graduation, Molly overhears classmates talking about her in the bathroom. She confronts them and tells them she got into Yale, but they reveal that despite partying they too got into good colleges. Stunned, a panicking Molly rages while all her classmates celebrate the end of final year. Molly angrily tells Amy they should have enjoyed their time in high school more. She proposes they go to a graduation party held by Nick at his aunt's house; though initially reluctant, Amy accepts. The pair quickly realize that neither of them knows the address of Nick's party. Molly calls Jared, a wealthy classmate who likes her. He brings them to his unattended party on a yacht, where they encounter his drug-crazed friend, Gigi. Amy suggests that they go home, having fulfilled their plan to party before graduation, but Molly calls a "Malala" (their code for unconditionally doing what the other wants to do), and Amy consents to continue with the night. The girls call a Lyft and are shocked to be picked up by their principal, Jordan Brown. After the girls accidentally play pornography through his car speakers, Brown drops them off at what they think is Nick's aunt's house. It turns out to be their classmate George's house, who's hosting a murder mystery party. They encounter Gigi again, who reveals that the strawberries they ate on the yacht were drugged. Amy and Molly soon experience a bad trip and hallucinate that they are George's sister's fashion dolls. They escape George's house and get the location of the party from a pizza delivery man. Amy accidentally leaves her phone in his car. Molly's phone is nearly dead, lasting just long enough to call their teacher, Miss Fine, who gives them a change of clothes and a ride to Nick's party.

Cast

Kaitlyn Dever
Amy
Beanie Feldstein
Molly
Jessica Williams
Miss Fine
Lisa Kudrow
Charmaine
Will Forte
Doug
Jason Sudeikis
Principal Brown
Diana Silvers
Hope
Billie Lourd
Gigi
Skyler Gisondo
Jared
Molly Gordon
Triple A
Victoria Ruesga
Ryan
Noah Galvin
George
Mason Gooding
Nick
Austin Crute
Alan
Eduardo Franco
Theo
Nico Hiraga
Tanner
Bluesy Burke
Cindy
Christopher Avila
Rob
Stephanie Styles
Alison
Adam Simon Krist
Dick
Gideon Lang
Skip
Maya Rudolph
Motivational Voice (voice)
Michael Patrick O'Brien
Pat the Pizza Guy (as Mike O'Brien)
Ben Harris
Yacht Waiter
Kyle Samples
Butler
Deb Hiett
George's Mom
John Hartman
Yacht Waiter #2
Ellen Doyle
Murder Mystery Nurse

About

Principal photography began in May 2018 around the San Fernando Valley.

The film Booksmart was scheduled to be released on March 10, 2019 (SXSW), on May 24, 2019 (United States) and on November 14, 2019 (Germany) by United Artists Releasing, United Artists Corporation, Cineforum, Digicine, Eagle Pictures, Entertainment One, Forum Film Bulgaria, Forum Film Slovakia, Forum Films, Forum Hungary, Imagem Filmes, Myndform, Odeon, SF Norge A/S, Star Films, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Universal Pictures International (UPI), WW Entertainment, Weltkino Filmverleih, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais and Sierra / Affinity.

The duration of the film is 105 minutes. With a budget of $6 million, the film grossed over $24.6 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

Booksmart got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: booksmart.movie

IMDB: Booksmart

Wikipedia: Booksmart

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