Release Date: May 24th 2019
Directed by: Olivia Wilde
Screenplay: Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katherine Silberman, Emily Halpern
Booksmart was a really great way to end off my Junior year of high school. Everything in this movie was really funny but also very genuine to what high school life can be like. All the wonderful woman who put this together really hit the nail on the head and created a very great film.
This movie is about two senior best friends that are the tops in the class and have never done anything wrong in their life. Amy is content with how she has spent her high school years whereas Molly feels like she has missed out. The day before graduation they decide it is time to go completely crazy and party like rockstars.
Booksmart is a refreshing twist on your classic teen movie. The girls have been best friends forever, then love interests get in the way, one thinks they are too cool for the other and so on and so forth. But this movie really takes that into a new direction with the characters. Amy and Molly are both this super DUPER nerdy, feminist badasses that are just making the world a better place and need each other to do some. Although they may be silly, they are really teaching lessons of friendship, leadership and that you shouldn’t take life so seriously.
I think I liked this movie a lot was because I connected with both Amy and Molly. These girls didn’t care what anybody thought and just marched to the beat of their own drum. I also connected with their friendship and how strong and important it was. So short side note, I want to just shout out to some of my best friends in the whole world who I feel a Molly Amy relationship with: Tina who saw this movie with me, Sofia who is sweeter than a jar of honey, Sam for always making me smile at work, Leah and Bridgett for being my band moms, Nick for going to McDonalds with me every Wednesday morning and being there when I needed you most, my improv pals (Maxi, Jayden, Logan, James, Pearce, David, Simon, Reagan, Little E, Autumn and Aiden), Ari, Kayta, Ruth, Abby, Mike, my uncle Tony, my mom and dad for being the best ever and for being some of my best friends, my grandpa for also being one of my best best friends, all my drummer friends(Grace, Travis, Danny, Andy, other Andy) and finally Nancy with a Z, Celia and Emily. You three are like my sisters, well Celia acually is my sister, and I love you guys with all my heart. We will have Amy and Molly moments for the rest of our lives.
Back to the movie, overall I thought it was super sweet and super freaking hilarious!!! Like, beyond hilarious! There was not a part that wasn’t funny, it was funny and entertaining the whole way through. I would give it a 9/10. I loved the story, the lessons and the woman positivity throughout the movie. Ya don’t see that a lot and this movie showed it A LOT!