Booksmart

Directed by Olivia Wilde
2019
USA
102 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Two best friends run amok on the eve of their high school graduation in this irreverent, intelligent and hilarious shot of pure cinematic girl power from director Olivia Wilde.
Academic overachievers Molly (Beanie Feldstein, Lady Bird) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever, Short Term 12) are about to finish high school, but can’t shake the feeling that they’ve studied too hard and missed out on the fun parts of adolescence. What can they do, apart from try to fit six years of partying into one night? With the same determination they applied to studying, Molly and Amy set out on an outrageous night of debauchery – what follows is a fast-paced, riotous buddy comedy tailor-made for Generation Z. “It is a teen movie for the ages,” writes The Guardian, “mixing elements of Superbad, Dazed and Confused, perhaps a touch of Lady Bird, but, in its own unpretentious way, Booksmart is also a tale about the dangers of labelling people in the first place. It makes the teen movies of yesteryear look old-fashioned, because they are.”
...redefines the ‘one crazy night’ teen movie for Generation Z.
Katie Rife, A.V. Club
As 'Booksmart' takes its shape... Wilde’s filmmaking skills become more and more evident, bursting forth in a third act that builds into something beautiful and even transcendent.
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
[An] uproarious nerds’-night-out comedy from actress-turned-director Olivia Wilde.
Peter Debruge, Variety

Tickets

Tue 11 June
9pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
1:30pm
Event Cinemas George St 9
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Late Announce, Festival Hits
Year
2019
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Olivia Wilde
Producer
Megan Ellison, Jessica Elbaum, Katie Silberman, Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfield
Cast
Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis
Screenwriter
Katie Silberman, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel
Cinematographer
Jason McCormick
Editor
Jamie Gross, Brent White
Genre
Women Directors, Gender & Sexuality, Comedy, Focus on Women, LGBTIQ Films
Company Credits
Distributor: Universal Pictures International Australasia
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