Booksmart (2019)

“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.”

Booksmart (2019)

I knew this would happen! I kept hearing how amazing this movie was, and I absolutely knew that I would like it but life was busy and time passed without my seeing it. Well, what I knew was that I would like the movie and then be bummed that I didn’t have anyone to talk to about it, because everyone would have already watched it! Why do I do this to myself? Well, good thing I have a blog! Let me clarify…

Although it wasn’t necessarily one of my all-time favorites, it definitely lived up to expectations. It was first and foremost, hilarious. It was also empowering, sweet, truthful, diverse, uncomfortable, and colorful. Can I also just take a second to say how much love movies that look like how they make you feel. This is a fun watch in terms of storyline, but it’s also a fun watch in terms of how bright and colorful it is. Plus, I have a new appreciation for Billie Lourd and the soundtrack slaaaaaaped, as the kids say.

Like everyone else who watched this movie, I very much appreciated that it focused on the struggles that 18 year old girls face. My friends and I were also more studious and focused on our futures, although we also knew how to have fun. But I’ve definitely struggled with the idea that I sacrificed and studied, while never feeling that it particularly paid off. It also includes honest fights between friends, the stresses of teenage social life, and other very realistic obstacles.

And the cast. Comedy legends in the making (aside from the comedy legends already made, i.e. Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis). It was wonderful to sit back, relax, and just have the laughs keep coming at you.

Thanks to everyone who suggested this movie, it was a thoroughly fun romp (een for this old bag who uses the word “romp.”)

Rating: WORTH THE WATCH

If you like this movie, you should also see: Lady Bird, Superbad

Streaming: Hulu

With: Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Loud

Directed By: Olivia Wilde

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