Booksmart

A purely entertaining cinematic experience! - 8/10

by Fransisco Bakhos - 365 Movies Lebanon

Academic overachievers Amy and Molly thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up on their high school peers. But on the eve of graduation, the best friends suddenly realize that they may have missed out on the special moments of their teenage years. Determined to make up for lost time, the girls decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night -- a chaotic adventure that no amount of book smarts could prepare them for.

Oliva Wilde's directorial debut is every inch of pure entertainment!! Booksmart managed to transform an overused genre (high school/coming of age comedy) into a fresh new one with its refreshing storyline, witty dialog, relatable characters and ear-gasmic soundtracks.

Long story short, if you want to have one hell of an awesome time, and enjoy yourself then you MUST go and watch this comedy.

The amount of fun and entertainment put into this work is simply indescribable. The entire atmosphere is light, you dont need to over analyze things in order to understand its plot, which is in fact, super simple and easy. It also explored some interesting themes such as friendship, success, humor, failure.... all in an easy and totally laid-back manner.

The two leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, are downright hilarious. They absolutely KILLED IT, either with their onscreen chemistry or their hilarious acting methods. Even their characters were fabulously written and also pretty relatable.

The Cinematography and the color palette are really attractive. They reflect this young, free and wild spirit, the spirit this film tries so hard (in a good way) to highlight and put it out there!!

I honestly was not expecting Booksmart to be this funny and imaginative. Without any doubt, one of this year's best comedies. Its fresh, it's light, its entertaining, its everything you can ask from a movie. I highly recommend it!

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