Booksmart (2019)

A bright light in these dark times...

I have to admit, I had no idea what I was letting myself in for when I put this on, but I had heard nothing but good about the movie. 'Booksmart' really lived up to expectation as it was a fantastic picture with hilarious moments from start to finish. Not only does it tick those boxes, but it also beats any coming of age movie Netflix has put out...ever. I am not saying this is the greatest comedy movie of all-time, it's nowhere near, but it is very funny. What I must applaud is how the leads carry the film. Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever are fantastic, and their chemistry is brilliant. I mean this when I say they bounce off of each other and it was so fun to see. On top of this, their performances are brilliant and I wish this movie got more attention because it is very good. Olivia Wilde does a great job directing this and I am really excited to see what she continues to put out there for us to enjoy. The story is fun, nothing too extravagant or unrealistic, and I think that's what makes this movie relatable and one that can be enjoyed by anyone. It touches on society and its pressures, alongside other sensitive topics in the modern world and they are all handled fantastically. It's nothing revolutionary in the film industry, as far as I'm concerned, but it's a breath of fresh air with a return to staple comedy for youths and anyone really, and it's one that doesn't push the boat too far. It is a very enjoyable, relaxing and funny film that I certainly recommend that people watch this, and I know I will again.


Personally, I loved this movie. It doesn't come close to the likes of 'Hot Fuzz' or 'Superbad' for me, but it's very good. In reality, it doesn't get much more well-rounded than this. I think this is the perfect description of a Sunday-afternoon movie, one you can relax to, not pay too much attention and still keep up. There is one absolutely mental scene though that you just can't miss, it's so, so funny! It is because of this I ask people to give it a go. When you see it, you will know exactly what I'm talking about and it's amazing. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.


Duration: 1h 42 mins.


Starring: Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd & more…


Certificate: 15.


Released: 27 May 2019 (UK).


My Rating: 7.5/ 10


Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, or available to buy/ rent on Google Play Movies and Apple TV.



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